For over 300 years, nation-states have dominated global affairs and have been a key focus in international relations. Following World War II, organizations in international relations grew in number, developing complex structures and increasing their profile in international affairs.
INTERDEPENDENCE:THE POWER OF INTERDEPENDENCE: Lessons from Africa [Palgrave Macmillan/ Pub 978- 137-01995- $30- Date: August 7th, 2012/ ISBN: 978-1-137-01995-0/ $30- Trade Paperback] by David Oladipupo Kuranga challenges dominant views in global affairs, that individual countries maintain control over the international system. It advances an alternative possibility, that in fact, the power of individual countries is now being matched and at times consumed by the power of supranational organizations, which are international bodies made-up of several independent countries. Kuranga uses detailed accounts, with insider classified data, of multinational interventions in select countries in Africa to demonstrate the shift in the global affairs. The text gives a rare look inside the inner- workings of coercive diplomacy in an understudied area and a new way of looking at our
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THE POWER OF INTERDEPENDENCE strikes at the core of international relations. Specifically, it seeks to provide a better understanding of the power held by regional organizations in modern global affairs.
David Oladipupo Kuranga is the managing director of Kuranga & Associates Global Consultancy (www.kaglobal.net), a political and economic risk management and investment advisory firm with a principal practice area of Africa. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Rutgers University.
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