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United States : South African relations, 1974-1979

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dc.contributor.author Shelton GL en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:18:12Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:18:12Z
dc.date.created 1980 en
dc.date.submitted 1983 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/109509
dc.description.abstract Analyses the relationship between the US and South Africa within the framework of US foreign policy during the period 1974-1979. The roots of US foreign policy are examined using a study of private enterprise and US foreign policy by Bruce Russett and Elizabeth Hanson. Their findings, namely that ideological and strategic motivations are more important than economic ones in the formulation of US foreign policy, are used as the foundation for an understanding of US policy towards South Africa. The motivating forces behind US foreign policy towards Africa are highlighted, emphasising America's determination to prevent Soviet expansion on the continent. A survey of US-South African relations for the period 1945-1973 follows, showing US disapproval of South Africa's race policies, but a reluctance to weaken an anti-Communist African State. US policy towards South Africa in the aftermath of the Angolan war is discussed, outlining Secretary of State Kissinger's efforts to bring about majority rule in Rhodesia and South West Africa. Attention is paid to the philosophy of President Carter's foreign policy and the influence of the National Security Advisor. The motivating forces behind the application of a human rights policy towards South Africa are examined as well as South Africa's reaction to the American stance. The economic relationship between South Africa and the United States under the Carter Administration is outlined. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Political science en
dc.subject International relations between South Africa and other countries en
dc.title United States : South African relations, 1974-1979 en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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