U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1994

U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1994


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This book charts the evolution of U.S. foreign policy towards South Africa during the apartheid era, beginning in 1948 and extending through the 1994 elections and the establishment of the country’s first non-racial democratic government. Thomson highlights three sets of conflicting Western interests: strategic, economic, and human rights.
Alex Thomson is Principal Lecturer of Politics, Coventry University.

“This is a balanced, thoroughly researched study, rich in nuance. It will be of great value to scholars of US foreign policy and diplomacy. Essential for scholars. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readership levels.” -CHOICE

Introduction * U.S. Interests in South Africa * The Truman and Eisenhower Administrations * The Kennedy Administration * The Johnson Administration * The Nixon and Ford Administrations * The Carter Administration * Reagan and ‘Constructive Engagement’ * Uprisings and Sanctions * After Constructive Engagement * Conclusion

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