170pp., paperback, Abingdon & New York, 2018.
"James Hamill's penetrating study is a welcome, indeed highly original analysis of South Africa's foreign policy. It is very well researched, closely argued and written with verve and clarity. The tone throughout is detached yet always relevant. This timely account adds significantly to our understanding of an important topic in international studies and will be of considerable intellectual benefit to both scholars and practitioners." J. E. Spence, King's College, London
"The ANC government's domestic policies have been characterised as 'muddling through'. This well researched and accessibly written book by James Hamill shows the government's foreign policies have been similarly 'muddled through' with disastrous consequences on South Africa's influence, and prestige, in Africa. This book is a must read especially for South African business people whose companies are invested in other African countries." Moeletsi Mbeki, Chairperson, South African Institute of International Affairs
James Hamill lectures in the School of History and International Relations at the University of Leicester, UK.