Britain and Africa Under Blair

Britain and Africa Under Blair

In Pursuit of the Good State

eBook - 2011
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Africa was a key focus of Britain's foreign policy under Tony Blair. Military intervention in Sierra Leone, increases in aid and debt relief, and grand initiatives such as the Commission for Africa established the continent as a place in which Britain could 'do good'. Britain and Africa under Blair: in pursuit of the good state critically explores Britain's fascination with Africa. It argues that, under New Labour, Africa represented an area of policy that appeared to transcend politics. Gradually, it came to embody an ideal state activity around which politicians, officials and the wider publ.
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781781702253
Characteristics: 1 online resource (177 pages)


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