Widely regarded as the most comprehensive comparative foreign policy text, Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective has been completely updated in this much-anticipated second edition. The editors have brought together fifteen top scholars to highlight the importance of both internal and external forces in foreign policymaking. Exploring the foreign policies of thirteen nations—both major and emerging players, and representing all regions of the world—chapter authors link the study of international relations to domestic politics, while treating each nation according to individual histories and contemporary dilemmas. The book's accessible theoretical framework is designed to enable comparative analysis, helping students discern patterns to understand why a state acts as it does in foreign affairs. Each of the thirteen country chapters includes: an introduction by the editors to highlight similar developments in other countries; a discussion of the linkages between internal and external factors and implications for the future; coverage of key foreign policy issues; a map to provide geographical context; and a list of suggested readings.
Chapter 11: Nigerian Foreign Policy: Unfulfilled Promise
Nigerian Foreign Policy: Unfulfilled Promise
Strengthened by its oil revenues, Nigeria has sought to play an active role in both Africa and the world. Regionally, Nigeria has served as an important player through its leadership in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), its military presence in ECOWAS monitoring groups, and more recently as a broker in Côte d'Ivoire's electoral dispute. In the world arena, Nigeria, Africa's most populous state, has been an active participant in international organizations and has persistently sought a seat on the United Nations Security Council. The country's status received a boost through its contribution to UN peacekeeping operations in Somalia, Rwanda, Congo, and other countries. However, Nigeria's legacy of corruption and ...