© 2012

The Power of Interdependence

Lessons from Africa

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. David Oladipupo Kuranga
    Pages 1-20
  3. David Oladipupo Kuranga
    Pages 21-39
  4. David Oladipupo Kuranga
    Pages 41-70
  5. David Oladipupo Kuranga
    Pages 71-104
  6. David Oladipupo Kuranga
    Pages 105-146
  7. David Oladipupo Kuranga
    Pages 147-160
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 161-188

About this book


The Power of Interdependence offers a convincing challenge to the dominant view among many observers of global affairs, that individual countries exert sole control over the international system. Author David Oladipupo Kuranga advances an alternative possibility: that, in fact, the influence of nations is now matched and at times is overtaken by that of supranational organizations. Drawing on detailed accounts and insider data relating to multinational interventions in select African countries, this book reveals a dramatic shift in the global order and gives a rare look at the inner workings of coercive diplomacy.


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About the authors

David Oladipupo Kuranga currently teaches Politics, Economic Development, and International Relations. In addition to teaching he is the Managing Director of Kuranga and Associates Global Consultancy [] that services public and private sector investments in emerging economies, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. Before furthering his academic pursuits David served on the Delegation of Nigeria to the United Nations.

Bibliographic information


'In The Power of Interdependence: Lessons from Africa, David Kuranga has provided a very positive contribution to the debate about the role of international organizations in democratic transitions. By comparing successful and unsuccessful democratization experiences in carefully-selected African case studies, Kuranga is able systematically to tease out the impact of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) and to distinguish its role from that of Nigeria the most powerful member state. The book is a very good, and very persuasive, scholarly contribution to an important debate in international relations and comparative politics.' - Robert R. Kaufman, Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University, USA