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Africa and the Principles and Theories of International Relations: Problems of Analyses

Adebayo T. Salami

Abstract


To what extent have the principles and theories of international relations (as formulated) accommodated the specific needs and circumstances of Africa? In other words, how can the circumstances and peculiarities of Africa be made to shape and influence the established principles and theories of international relations as already conceived and propagated? The article critically examines and analyses the principles and theories of international relations and places these principles and theories within Africa conditions and circumstances. Using qualitative data sources, the article presents those problems of epistemology that impinge on the discussion and analysis of these principles and theories with the objective of providing opportunities for creatively reinventing these principles and theories to serve adequately the peculiar needs of Africa as she strives to develop.

Key Words: International Relations. International Relations Principles. International Relations Theories.




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v10i1.12
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