Product Description Locating Africa on the global stage, this book examines and compares external involvement in the continent, exploring the foreign policies of major states and international organizations towards Africa. The contributors work within a political economy framework in order to study how these powers have attempted to stimulate democracy, peace and prosperity in the context of neo-liberal hegemony and ask whom these attempts have benefited and failed. Review 'Not only provides a detailed analysis of the of the policy-making process related to Africa in seven countries of the North (US, Britain, France, China, Russia, Canada and Japan) but also focusesÂ on the role of key international organizations (World Bank, IMF, United Nations and European Union) in shaping the presents and future of the continent.' - Maurizio Carbone, Carnegie Mellon University, USA, in International Affairs 'This very useful collection of essays on the relationships between Africa and the rest of the World take issue with popular constructions of growing African 'marginalisation.' - Anthony Butler, University of Cape Town, in Political Studies Review About the Author Ian Taylor is a senior lecturer in African politics at the University of Botswana and a visiting research fellow in the Department of Political Science, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Paul Williams is a lecturer in security studies at the University of Birmingham, UK.