Despite facing problems with development and achieving the high standards prescribed its constitution, South Africa still has the attributes of a liberal democracy.
IFFs hamstring the efforts of African states to pursue poverty alleviation and economic development, thus addressing IFFs and their impacts should be a priority for UNECA.
Capitalism, through catalysts such as neoliberal institutions, imperial states, and multinational corporations, has not created security but has rather perpetuated insecurity.
It remains to be seen if China will achieve more than to insert themselves into an existing bilateral relationship between Africa and the West, converting it into a triangular one.
MC Interventions do not promote women’s empowerment. Women in the developing world do not only experience a cash flow problem, but are caught in complex systems of subordination and inequality.
While human security seems to have disappeared from the international agenda, organizations in the name of human security, as well as the recent resurgence of interest, show otherwise.
Using Habermasian theory as a guideline for mediation practice in the field of conflict resolution enriches the work of the peace builder and can dismantle the criticism that mediation is a tool of Western imperialism.
Wallerstein’s focus is the modern capitalist world economy. He stresses that states can move up and down in such a system. Egypt and South Korea make interesting examples to apply his theory.
Colonial systems must be outgrown in favor of global ones, and governments must work for the betterment of the state and its citizens, not for power and wealth which has permeated the region since independence.
As it stands today, Russia lacks even the most basic components of a democratic system, and due to Putinism, corruption and Russian culture, it does not appear to be receptive to one.
Neoliberal reforms, a changing workforce, and a dramatic economic downturn in the late 1990s led to a mass overthrow of rightwing incumbents and the ascendency of the left.
The civil war in the DRC is a major problem. Historical and sociological approaches help explain the persistence and character of the on-going violence.