This book was originally published in 1990, as part of the Cambridge Studies in International Relations series, a joint initiative of Cambridge University Press and the British International Studies Association (BISA). In a far-reaching and fascinating study of foreign policy in South Africa, Barber and Barratt begin by looking at the post-war challenges faced by the government of South Africa, and the effect that the establishment of apartheid also had on foreign policy. Their study then goes on to explore the effects that Sharpeville, and the repercussions of various periods of success and upheaval, had on South African international relations up until the late 1980s. This exceptionally thorough study of South African foreign policy and the factors influencing its formation will be of interest to scholars of South Africa in particular, and international relations and policy making in general.
Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; Part I. The Post-War challenge and the Foundation of Apartheid: 1945-1960: 2. Smuts and the aftermath of war; 3. The Nationalists establish their rule and look to Africa; 4. The Nationalists search for an international role; Part II. Sharpeville and the Challenge of the Early 1960s: 1960-1965: 5. The state under threat - the internal and international settings; 6. The government's response; Part III. The Years of Confidence: 1965-1974: 7. The internal setting; 8. The African setting; 9. The international setting; Part IV. Regional Upheaval and Soweto: 1974-1978: 10. The watershed years in southern Africa; 11. Soweto - the domestic and regional impact; 12. Soweto - the international impact; Part V. Domestic Reform and Regional Power: 978-1984: 13. The advent of P. W. Botha and the return of confidence; 14. Assertion of regional power and constructive engagement; Part VI. Renewed Challenge and Response: 1984-1988: 15. Domestic and international crisis and Pretoria's response; 16. The search continues; Appendix; Notes; Index.