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International Relations In The New Africa
International Relations In The New Africa
By I. William Zartman
University Press of America, 1987, 175 pp

The themes of this book, first published in 1966-the permanence of the African state, the flexibility of alliances in the continent, the primacy of ideology, the low level of state power and the leftward trend in African politics-are in different degrees evident today, though ideologies of the left are in eclipse at present. As the author points out, however, Africa's state relations remain today much as they were two decades ago, because levels of power are perhaps even lower now than they were then.