Dr Karen Smith
MA, DPhil (Stellenbosch)
International Relations; International Relations Theory;
International Organisation; Foreign Policy Analysis; South
Africa's Political History
International Relations theory; the developing world (Africa
in particular) as an object of IR study and an agent of IR
knowledge; South Africa and India as regional powers in the
global South, South Africa's foreign policy.
(2012) “Soft Power:
the Essence of South Africa’s Foreign Policy” in
African Foreign Policy Review, vol.1. Pretoria: Africa
Institute of South Africa.
(2012) “India’s Identity and its Global
Aspirations” in Global Society, vol.26, no.3 :
(2012) "Contrived boundaries,
kinship and ubuntu: a (South) African view of the
'international”, in Tickner, A. & Blaney, D. (eds)
Thinking the International Differently. London:
(2012) “Africa as an agent of
International Relations knowledge: a preliminary
investigation” in Fantu, C., Shaw, T.M. and Cornelissen, S.
(eds) Africa and International Relations in the
Twenty-First Century: Still Challenging Theory?
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
(2011) "South Africa and India
as Regional Leaders: Gaining Acceptance and Legitimacy
Through the Use of Soft Power" in Modi, R. (ed.)
Redefining South-South Cooperation: Africa on the Centre
Stage. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
(2010) “Obstacles to the
Development of IR Theory in the Developing World: the Case
of South Africa” in Africa Review, vol.2,
(2010) “What has happened to the
Bandung spirit?” in The Thinker, volume 14:
Institute for Global Dialogue,
Africana, Journal of African Union Studies (JOAUS),
and Journal of International Relations Research (JIRR)
Committee member, International Sociology
(IPS) Section, International Studies Association (ISA)
Physical Address: 5.21,
Robert Leslie Building, Upper Campus)
Postal Address: Department of Political Studies, University
of Cape Town, Private Bag, Rondebosch 7700.
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