Pragmatic internationalism: public opinion on South Africa's role in the world

 

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dc.contributor.author van der Westhuizen, Janis
dc.contributor.author Smith, Karen
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-06T10:18:36Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-06T10:18:36Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation van der Westhuizen, J. & Smith, K. (2015). Pragmatic internationalism: public opinion on South Africa's role in the world. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 33(3), 318-347. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0258-9001 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21680
dc.description.abstract This report of a public opinion survey on South Africa’s foreign policy did not attempt to gauge South Africans’ knowledge about specific issues in international politics, but rather their underlying attitudes, specifically their foreign policy postures. After providing a brief overview of the scholarly debates about the role of public opinion in foreign policy analysis, we contextualise the nature and methodological approach of the survey. Thereafter we organise the article according to three key themes that illuminate ‘ordinary’ South Africans’ foreign policy postures and how South Africans view their country’s international identity. These themes include, first, debates about what the purpose of our foreign policy should be; second, the country’s international role; and third, who South Africans consider to be our allies and role models. Finally, we distil possible patterns emerging from the survey into a posture that we relate to two concepts: ‘pragmatic internationalism’, and a ‘middle power role’. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge) en_ZA
dc.source Journal of Contemporary African Studies en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjca20/current
dc.subject South Africa
dc.subject foreign policy
dc.subject public opinion
dc.subject participation
dc.title Pragmatic internationalism: public opinion on South Africa's role in the world en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Political Studies en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation van der Westhuizen, J., & Smith, K. (2015). Pragmatic internationalism: public opinion on South Africa's role in the world. <i>Journal of Contemporary African Studies</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21680 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation van der Westhuizen, Janis, and Karen Smith "Pragmatic internationalism: public opinion on South Africa's role in the world." <i>Journal of Contemporary African Studies</i> (2015) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21680 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation van der Westhuizen J, Smith K. Pragmatic internationalism: public opinion on South Africa's role in the world. Journal of Contemporary African Studies. 2015; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21680. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - van der Westhuizen, Janis AU - Smith, Karen AB - This report of a public opinion survey on South Africa’s foreign policy did not attempt to gauge South Africans’ knowledge about specific issues in international politics, but rather their underlying attitudes, specifically their foreign policy postures. After providing a brief overview of the scholarly debates about the role of public opinion in foreign policy analysis, we contextualise the nature and methodological approach of the survey. Thereafter we organise the article according to three key themes that illuminate ‘ordinary’ South Africans’ foreign policy postures and how South Africans view their country’s international identity. These themes include, first, debates about what the purpose of our foreign policy should be; second, the country’s international role; and third, who South Africans consider to be our allies and role models. Finally, we distil possible patterns emerging from the survey into a posture that we relate to two concepts: ‘pragmatic internationalism’, and a ‘middle power role’. DA - 2015 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Journal of Contemporary African Studies KW - South Africa KW - foreign policy KW - public opinion KW - participation LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 SM - 0258-9001 T1 - Pragmatic internationalism: public opinion on South Africa's role in the world TI - Pragmatic internationalism: public opinion on South Africa's role in the world UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21680 ER - en_ZA


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