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Author Farley, Jonathan.

Title Southern Africa / Jonathan Farley.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  968 FARL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 155 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Series The making of the contemporary world.
Making of the contemporary world.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [141]-150) and index.
Contents Outline chronology of main events -- Southern Africa defined -- Consequences of the collapse of the Portuguese Empire -- 1. The economic and social dimension -- Early European economic motivation, the slave trade and the Scramble for Africa -- Portuguese colonial policy -- Rhodesian land and labour policy -- South African policy 1948-90 -- Command and market economies -- The formal and informal sectors -- Land -- Trade, aid, debt and 'breaking even' -- The Southern African Development Community -- Health -- The status of women -- 2. The political dimension -- South Africa before 1948 -- South Africa 1948-74 -- Rhodesia and Portuguese Africa before 1974 -- The repercussions of Portuguese imperial withdrawal 1974-8 -- South Africa 1978-94 -- Angola -- Namibia -- Mozambique -- Zimbabwe -- South Africa -- Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho -- 3. The security dimension -- The demographic preponderance of Blacks over Whites. White 'laager' mentality -- Portuguese, Rhodesian and South African security practices relating to non-Whites -- The main security problems post independence/majority rule - illegal immigration, criminal violence, and spill-over of conflict across state borders -- The pivotal position of South Africa -- 4. The foreign policy dimension -- South Africa's situation prior to 1960. Growing hostility of Third World to her thereafter over apartheid -- South Africa leaves Commonwealth -- British/Rhodesian/South African diplomatic relations post 1965 -- South Africa's 'outward looking' foreign policy -- South Africa's 'destabilisation' policy -- South Africa: Mandela and Mbeki compared and contrasted -- The New Plan for African Development and the African Union -- Peacekeeping missions -- The Southern African Development Community -- The Zimbabwe issue -- Liberation and reform politics -- 5. Conslusions -- The main economic, social, political, security and foreign policy concerns considered in Chapters 1-4 -- The way ahead.
Subject Africa, Southern -- History -- 1975-
Africa, Southern -- History -- 1899-1975.
ISBN 0415310342 (hbk.)
0415310350 (paperback)
020341618X (ebk.)
9780415310345 (hbk.)
9780415310352 (paperback)
9780203416181 (ebk.)