Ethics and Foreign Policy: The Antinomies of New Labour's 'Third Way' in Sub-Saharan Africa

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dc.contributor.author Abrahamsen, Rita
dc.contributor.author Williams, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-07T14:27:50Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-07T14:27:50Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Abrahamsen , R & Williams , P 2002 , ' Ethics and Foreign Policy: The Antinomies of New Labour's 'Third Way' in Sub-Saharan Africa ' Political Studies , vol 49 , no. 2 , pp. 249-264 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1467-9248
dc.identifier.other PURE: 80100
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/939
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/939
dc.description Abrahamsen, Rita, Williams, Paul, 'Ethics and Foreign Policy: The Antinomies of New Labour's 'Third Way' in Sub-Saharan Africa', Political Studies (2002) 49(2) pp.249-264 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract This article explores how New Labour has attempted to implement its ideas about a 'third way' foreign policy in sub-Saharan Africa. Through an examination of British foreign policy practices, we explore whether New Labour has succeeded in finding a 'third way' between traditional views of socialism and capitalism in Africa. In particular, the article focuses on New Labour's attempts to build peace, prosperity and democracy on the African continent. We conclude that although New Labour's claims to add an 'ethical dimension' to foreign policy have succeeded in giving Britain a higher profile in the international arena, the implementation of such a policy is intrinsically difficult. These difficulties in turn arise from the antinomies embodied in New Labour's policy, or more specifically from the tension between the liberal internationalism of the third way and traditional concerns for the national interest, as well as the contradictions inherent in a commitment to both political and economic liberalism. en
dc.format.extent 16 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Political Studies en
dc.title Ethics and Foreign Policy: The Antinomies of New Labour's 'Third Way' in Sub-Saharan Africa en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9248.00312
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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