Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Foreword

Gerald C. Horne

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pp. vii-x

Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana is generally given credit for realizing the Pan- African dream with the creation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 1963 and its recently minted successor, the African Union (AU). This outstanding new book by Rita Kiki Edozie—and her collaborator, Keith...

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Preface

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pp. xi-xvi

At the African Union’s (AU’s) fifty-year jubilee celebratory summit themed “Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance” in May 2013, Africa reaffirmed its commitment to Pan-Africanist ideals and aspiration for “greater unity,” its “determination” to build an integrated, prosperous, and peaceful Africa driven...

Abbreviations

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pp. xvii-xviii

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Introduction: The African Union as Pan-African Method as New Study of International Relations

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pp. xix-l

As the plane touched down in Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, I began to reflect on the curious questions that my colleagues had asked me about my research travel to Africa this year. Much more familiar with Africanist academics and international researchers traveling to...

Part 1: The African Union in Theories, Methods, and Institutional Design

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1. Africa's African Union: Globalization and Global Governance

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pp. 3-28

In September 2005 on behalf of Chadian victims, a Belgian judge charged former Chadian President Hissène Habré with crimes against humanity, war crimes in Chad, and torture while he was president from 1982 to 1990. Habré sought political refuge in Senegal. Subsequently, on March 17, 2006, the...

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2. The Evolving "African" Suprastate: Histories, Anatomies, and Comparisons

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pp. 29-58

Perhaps world history and current global politics would be different: if the thirteen US colonies had failed to agree on federation in 1789, and broken up into thirteen independent countries; if India had remained divided between fifty-five princely states; if China was now divided between fifty-five...

Part 2: African Issues and Contexts: Culture, Democracy, Security, and Development

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3. Pan-Africanist Globalization and Cultural Politics: Promoting the African World View

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pp. 61-96

The extract is cited from a 2007 New York City town hall gathering organized by African Americans in the New York area to respond to the historic Sixth Region Diaspora Clause policy enactment of the African Union (AU). In 1976, the Organization of African Unity (OAU) had divided Africa into five...

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4. The African Union Democracy: Navigating Indigenous Rights and Inclusions in Neoliberal Contexts

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pp. 97-126

This is how a news press story announced the African Union’s (AU’s) election as chairperson for the year of President Obiang Nguema Mbagoso of Equatorial Guinea in 2011: ...

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5. Pax Africana versus International Security: New Routes to Conflict Resolution

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pp. 127-152

Examine the following scenarios that occurred in 2013 to illustrate the dire challenges of the African continent in the areas of security, conflict, and conflict resolution. First, there were events in Somalia: ...

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6. Driving the Pan-African Economic Agenda: Ideology and Institutionalism

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pp. 153-180

In reflecting on the African Union’s (AU’s) first ten years of achievements and challenges, founding AU chairperson Thabo Mbeki revealed the foremost rationale for the institution’s establishment. It would transform and modernize the African economies to end the unequal and exploitative economic relations...

Part 3: The Prospective and the Prescriptive

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7. The African Union's Africa: Its Prospects and its Challenges

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pp. 183-212

In No One’s World, Charles Kupchan predicts a global world that will no longer be dominated by the West (Western Europe, the United States, and the geopolitically West, Japan). In twenty years, the Western share of global gross domestic product has fallen from 75 percent to 50 percent and is rapidly still...

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Conclusion: The (Pan) African Union Phenomenon: Mali as Exemplar

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pp. 213-240

The African Union (AU) held its Twentieth Ordinary Session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 27 and 28, 2013, and significantly, Ethiopia, the country site of the AU’s headquarters, assumed the leadership of the international organization. In accepting the leadership mantel from Benin’s...

Appendix: African Union: Provenance and Derivation of Organs and Institutions in Comparative Context

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pp. 241-244

Notes

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pp. 245-246

Bibliography

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pp. 247-260

Index

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pp. 261-263