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dc.contributor.advisorNel, Philip
dc.contributor.advisorPatman, Robert
dc.contributor.authorAmao, Olumuyiwa Babatunde
dc.date.available2018-11-04T21:03:12Z
dc.date.copyright2018
dc.identifier.citationAmao, O.B. (2018). From Freetown to Kinshasa: Reassessing Nigeria and South Africa’s Foreign Policy Behaviour and Conflict Intervention Roles in Africa (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/8527en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/8527
dc.description.abstractBased on the meta-theoretical approach of eclecticism, and drawing on the insights of structural realism and constructivism, this study comparatively analyses Nigeria and South Africa’s intervention roles in Africa, with a special focus on the conflict episodes in Sierra Leone (1991-1998) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (1997-2005). The study finds that Nigeria and South Africa’s conflict intervention behaviour in Sierra Leone and the DRC was significantly dictated by the structural constraints and incentives imposed on them by their dominant positions in their subregion, and the regional complexes in which they operate. However, their identities as African actors, forged by their de-colonisation and anti-apartheid struggles, and the existing values and bond that they share with their contiguous states also shape their intervention roles significantly. Through the two case studies, the study illustrated the advantages of a multi-perspective, eclectic approach that is sensitive to the relative explanatory weight both approaches offer on Nigeria and South Africa interventions role in Africa. Overall, the thesis makes a contribution to the literature by looking at the two actors simultaneously and comparatively, and by illustrating the value of an eclectic approach to foreign policy analysis, rather than participating in the theoretical turf-wars that are all too prevalent in the discipline of international relations.
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectIntervention
dc.subjectIR
dc.subjectNigeria
dc.subjectSA
dc.subjectRealism
dc.subjectConstructivism
dc.subjectConflicts
dc.subjectAfrica
dc.subjectKinshasa
dc.subjectFreetown
dc.subjectEclecticism
dc.titleFrom Freetown to Kinshasa: Reassessing Nigeria and South Africa’s Foreign Policy Behaviour and Conflict Intervention Roles in Africa
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2018-11-04T12:00:29Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitics
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
otago.openaccessOpen
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