International Affairs Bulletin (Vol. 13/No 3/1989)

“This edition of the bulletin has been dedicated to a new framework for foreign policy analysis.Charles Kegley explores the achievements and shortcomings of the Comparative Foreign Policy paradigm. He suggests a number of ways in which this paradigm can regain momentum. Pat McGowan argues convincingly that FPA cannot be divorced from International Relations theory. He demonstrates that FPA is primarily imbedded in neo-realist thinking. The article of Van Wyk and Radloff, using events data, investigates the symmetry and reciprocity of foreign policy behaviour between South Africa and its external environment. The article of Van Nieuwkerk and Van Wyk analyses former State President P.W. Botha’s foreign policy beliefs. Deon Geldenhuys identifies ten crises in South Africa’s foreign relations. His core argument is that apartheid lies at the root of South Africa’s woes. Peter Vale, provides a much needed review of scholarly work on South Africa’s regional policies and regional perspectives on southern Africa. Suransky discusses the process of transition beyond apartheid, the effects of socio-political and economic orientation on a future foreign policy, non-alignment as an option, and what the likely Western and Third World foreign policies towards the first black African nuclear power will be. Naidoo addresses the position of a post-apartheid South Africa in the international political economy.”