||Introduction / Tom Young -- Part I. Sovereignty and statehood -- Independence by right / Robert H. Jackson -- Regimes of sovereignty: international morality and the African condition / Siba N. Grovogui -- The rise of the state system in Africa / Carolyn M. Warner -- Part II. Africa and the international order -- Policy autonomy and the history of British aid to Africa / Tony Killick -- "Development is very political in Tanzania": Oxfam and the Chunya Integrated Development Programme 1972-76 / Michael Jennings -- Evolution of the United Nations anti-apartheid regime / Newell M. Stultz -- What next? Selective genocide in Burundi / Rene Lemarchand -- Part III. New states and the continental order -- The scramble for Africa: inherited political boundaries / Ieuan Griffiths -- The OAU interventions in Chad: mission impossible or mission evaded? / Roy May and Simon Massey -- Part IV. Africa and the great powers -- French African policy in historical perspective / Tony Chafer -- Propaganda and politics / John Stockwell -- "Flee! The white giants are coming!" The United States, the mercenaries and the Congo 1964-65 / Piero Gleijeses -- The prospects of socialism: Ethiopia and the Horn Odd / Arne Westad -- Part V. Conflict, war, and intervention -- Rebel movements and proxy warfare: Uganda, Sudan and the Congo (1986-99) / Gerard Prunier -- The United Nations in Africa: the rise of peacekeeping and the case of Somalia / Richard K. Al-Qaq -- The liberal peace is neither: peacebuilding, state building and the reproduction of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo / Stein Sundstol Eriksen -- Part VI. Globalization and a new world order? -- "A project to be realized": global liberalism and contemporary Africa / Tom Young -- Values, context and hybridity: how can the insights from the liberal peace critique literature be brought to bear on the practices of the UN peacebuilding architecture? / Eli Stamnes -- Is the EU's governance "good?": an assessment of EU governance in its partnership with ACP states / Nikki Slocum-Bradley and Andrew Bradley -- Female circumcision as female genital mutilation: human rights or cultural imperialism? / Abdulmumini A. Oba -- Politics, anti-politics, international justice: language and power in the special court for Sierra Leone / Tim Kelsall -- Part VII. African renaissance? The African Union and NEPAD -- Explaining the clash and accommodation of interests of major actors in the creation of the African Union / Thomas Kwasi Tieku -- "Partnership" through accommodation? African development initiatives and universal policy prescriptions / Ian Taylor -- The power of partnerships in global governance / Rita Abrahamsen -- Part VIII. The return of geopolitics -- China, India, Russia and the United States: the scramble for African oil and the militarization of the continent / Daniel Volman -- Towards a critical geopolitics of China's engagement with African development / Marcus Power and Giles Mohan -- A new phase in the war on terror: the implications of proxy intelligence and western complicity with state terrorist agencies / Jeremy Keenan.