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South Africa and Its Neighbors: Regional Security and Self-Interest
South Africa and Its Neighbors: Regional Security and Self-Interest
By Robert I. Rotberg, Henry S. Bienen, Robert Legvold and Gavin
Lexington Books, 1985, 174 pp
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Taking stock after the March 1984 Nkomati Accord, Rotberg argues that "constructive engagement" has freed South Africa of any remaining restraints on its regional destabilization policy and of any real pressure to reach a settlement on Namibia. The authors look beyond the current situation of conflict and discuss the likelihood that, even under a majority rule government, South Africa's economic preponderance would spur the SADCC (Southern African Development Coordination Conference) states to try to build up their economic independence.