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28 June 2013

Global transitions: Introducing South Africa and the World

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Much international relations (IR) work focuses on nation-states as its primary object and locates them within the international system of states. Since this system comprises a large number – South Sudan was recently admitted to the United Nations as its 193rd member – it is common wisdom to group states into categories that are deemed useful for IR analysis. South Africa has had more than its fair share of categorisation.

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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