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Africa’s New Global Politics: Regionalism in International Relations

Rita Kiki Edozie and Moses Khisa
Africa’s New Global Politics: Regionalism in International Relations
ISBN: 978-1-955055-20-8
ISBN: 978-1-962551-11-3
ISBN: 978-1-962551-12-0
2022/221 pages/LC: 2021062898
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Also of Interest:  Political Identity and African Foreign Policies by John F. Clark
"This well-constructed, thoughtful book is highly recommended." —Choice

"Edozie and Khisa illuminate the agency that Africa exercises in international politics, sharing evidence that the continent's states are collectively shaping international discourse and policy outcomes." —Peter Penar, Davidson College

"An important, and persuasive, sustained argument about the role of Africa as both a product and a driver of a new global politics." —Thomas Tieku, University of Western Ontario


The African Union's threat to lead African states' mass withdrawal from the International Criminal Court in 2008 marked just one of many encounters that demonstrate African leaders' growing confidence and activism in international relations. Rita Kiki Edozie and Moses Khisa explore the myriad ways in which the continent's diplomatic engagement and influence in the global arena has been expanding in recent decades.

Focusing in particular on collective action through the institutional platform of the AU—while acknowledging the internal challenges involved—the authors show how Africa's role as a dynamic world region is both shaping and being shaped by current trends in global development and geopolitics.


Rita Kiki Edozie is Deval Patrick Endowed Chair and professor of global governance at the McCormack School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts–Boston. Moses Khisa is associate professor of political science and Africana studies at North Carolina State University.


  • African Regionalism in a Plural World.
  • The Making of Africa's International Relations.
  • Toward Common African Positions.
  • Building a Regional Security Complex.
  • Africanizing Transnational Justice.
  • The Pan-African Global Economy.
  • Engaging China as Partner or Patron?
  • Africa's New Global Politics.