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By Julia Gallagher

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

Britain and Africa below Blair: in pursuit of the great kingdom severely explores Britain's fascination with Africa. It argues that, lower than New Labour, Africa represented a space of coverage that looked as if it would go beyond politics. progressively, it got here to include a great kingdom task round which politicians, officers and the broader public may coalesce, abandoning extra contentious household 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 country actors undertaking the belief of 'good' onto idealised, far-off gadgets, so as to repair a feeling of the 'good state'.

The e-book makes a particular and unique contribution to debates in regards to the position of ethics in diplomacy and should be of specific curiosity to teachers, policy-makers and scholars of diplomacy, Africa and British overseas coverage, and to someone drawn to ethics in foreign affairs.

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