Mandela’s World (Paperback)
The International Dimension of South Africa’s Political Revolution
Ohio University Press, 9780821415665, 224pp.
Publication Date: May 17, 2004
The demise of apartheid, the release of Nelson Mandela, and a new constitution leading to a democratic government elevated South Africa’s status during the 1990s. Mandela’s World describes and analyzes South Africa's international development during this momentous decade in which Nelson Mandela stamped his personality on his nation and on the international stage.
Despite upheavals and political mistakes, the new South Africa succeeded in making a positive contribution both in Africa and in the global community. Focusing on the international relations of a society undergoing fundamental transformation at home, author James Barber sheds light on one of the most profound events in modern history.
About the Author
James Barber is a member of the Centre of International Studies at Cambridge University. He has written widely about international relations and Southern Africa.