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When and how did South Africa foreign policy change? Changes in South African foreign policy since the first democratically elected government of 1994.

Torehall, Eva Pauline LU (2019) STVK02 20191
Department of Political Science
Abstract
South African foreign policy underwent a major change with the end of the apartheid government. The first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, focused on democracy, equality and social justice. Human rights were to guide foreign affairs and international peacekeeping played an important role. The three subsequent presidents, Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa, all came to preside over changes in foreign policy and moved the country in new directions. This research paper examines when and how foreign policy changes has taken place in one of Africa’s most important countries from a political and strategic point of view, and which international and domestic factors come into play in those changes. It also explores the... (More)
South African foreign policy underwent a major change with the end of the apartheid government. The first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, focused on democracy, equality and social justice. Human rights were to guide foreign affairs and international peacekeeping played an important role. The three subsequent presidents, Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa, all came to preside over changes in foreign policy and moved the country in new directions. This research paper examines when and how foreign policy changes has taken place in one of Africa’s most important countries from a political and strategic point of view, and which international and domestic factors come into play in those changes. It also explores the regional role of South Africa and how this has changed over time. (Less)
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Torehall, Eva Pauline LU
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STVK02 20191
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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South Africa foreign policy, South Africa foreign policy change, South Africa and regional cooperation, SADC, regionalism, foreign policy change
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English
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8991958
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2019-09-06 09:57:18
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2019-09-06 09:57:18
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  abstract     = {South African foreign policy underwent a major change with the end of the apartheid government. The first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, focused on democracy, equality and social justice. Human rights were to guide foreign affairs and international peacekeeping played an important role. The three subsequent presidents, Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa, all came to preside over changes in foreign policy and moved the country in new directions. This research paper examines when and how foreign policy changes has taken place in one of Africa’s most important countries from a political and strategic point of view, and which international and domestic factors come into play in those changes. It also explores the regional role of South Africa and how this has changed over time.},
  author       = {Torehall, Eva Pauline},
  keyword      = {South Africa foreign policy,South Africa foreign policy change,South Africa and regional cooperation,SADC,regionalism,foreign policy change},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {When and how did South Africa foreign policy change? Changes in South African foreign policy since the first democratically elected government of 1994.},
  year         = {2019},
}