The 21st century diplomatic engagement in Africa: a case of Kenya
Naitore, Dorcas M.
MetadataShow full item record
Diplomacy refers to the management of the international interactions in a skillful and tactful way that promotes the foreign policy of a country. Hence diplomacy is a tool of foreign policy. Through diplomacy, peace, collaboration, and economic integration are promoted between the countries interacting. Diplomats, officials entrusted with the mandate of negotiating and representing a country internationally, use negotiations, compromises, and sometimes mil coercion to foster better relations. Diplomacy has developed over the years especially with the advent of the technology and better communication. Africa‟s diplomatic engagements have also undergone changes since the countries gained independence. Currently, countries such as Kenya are showing their true identities in diplomatic engagements both locally within the continent and internationally across the world. The research paper sort a better understanding of the 21st Century diplomatic engagements in Africa and used Kenya as the case study. With the objective of better understanding the trends between 20th and 21st century and the nature and role of the 21st century diplomatic engagements. Employing the realism theory and research hypotheses the study found that the 21st century diplomatic engagements has greatly transformed how economic diplomacy is carried out in Africa and has been influenced by technology. Also the study examined the challenges faced by the 21st century diplomatic engagements. The study generated new academic knowledge and policy relevant debates for the decision makers. The study recommends regional integration in Africa, proper governance and fight on corruption to enhance diplomatic engagements. Kenya is an emerging regional giant basing its development as the EAC dominant country through effective diplomacy. Diplomatic engagements shape the international relations and influence the overall development of a country. Through the study, the dynamics of 21st Century diplomacy in Africa are better understood.
University of Nairobi
Research project presented in partial fulfilment of the award of master of arts in diplomacy at the institute of diplomacy and international studies, university of Nairobi
RightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
The following license files are associated with this item: