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By Julia Gallagher

Africa used to be a key concentration of Britain's international coverage below Tony Blair. army intervention in Sierra Leone, raises in reduction and debt reduction, and grand tasks comparable to the fee for Africa tested the continent as a spot within which Britain may possibly 'do good'.

Britain and Africa below Blair: in pursuit of the nice nation seriously explores Britain's fascination with Africa. It argues that, less than New Labour, Africa represented a space of coverage that seemed to go beyond politics. steadily, it got here to include a great nation job round which politicians, officers and the broader public may well coalesce, forsaking extra contentious family and foreign issues.

Building at the tale of england and Africa lower than Blair, the booklet attracts wider conclusions concerning the function of 'good' and idealism in international coverage. particularly, it discusses how overseas relationships offer possibilities to create and pursue beliefs, and why they're crucial for the well being of political groups. It argues that nation actors venture the assumption of 'good' onto idealised, far-off items, with a view to restoration a feeling of the 'good state'.

The ebook makes a particular and unique contribution to debates in regards to the function of ethics in diplomacy and should be of specific curiosity to lecturers, policy-makers and scholars of diplomacy, Africa and British overseas coverage, and to somebody attracted to ethics in foreign affairs.

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