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Africa, China and the ‘new’ economic geography of development

Mohan, Giles and Power, Marcus (2009). Africa, China and the ‘new’ economic geography of development. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 30(1) pp. 24–28.

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The article discusses the economic geography of development in Africa and the role played by China in developments on the continent. The global economy, poverty, AIDS, fertilizers, road building, and international financial institutions are mentioned. Questions regarding the intentions of China are asked, including a need to fuel its burgeoning capitalist economy, as well as imperialist concerns. The oil industry in Africa is also discussed, including in the Gulf of Guinea. Migration of Chinese workers into various African countries, including South Africa, Nigeria, Sudan, Angola, Mauritius and Zambia, is also dealt with.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Authors
ISSN: 0129-7619
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
The politics of Chinese engagement with African 'development': Case studies of Angola and GhanaES/E018408/1ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Keywords: China; Africa; Development; Sachs; Economic Geography; Petroleum industry and trade; Financial institutions; Economic integration; Migrations;
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 15352
Depositing User: Giles Mohan
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2009 11:03
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2013 15:39
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