I apply Roskin's generational analysis framework to a non-US case—that of South Africa's foreign policy. Casual observers posit a decisive break between the apartheid and post-apartheid governments in terms of their foreign policy activity, but I argue that we actually see a generational shift in the post-apartheid era. Specifically, we can identify a distinctive change in South African foreign policy between the presidency of Nelson Mandela and the subsequent Mbeki and Zuma administrations. This shift is not one of political party, but rather a generational shift that is likely to influence South African foreign policy for a long period of time. I focus on Mandela's foreign policy actions toward Nigeria in 1996 as providing the catalyst that proved to the new generation the failures of the earlier generation's approach.
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||ISA Annual Convention 2010 - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA|
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …
|Conference||ISA Annual Convention 2010|
|Period||1/01/10 → …|