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China's Resource Diplomacy in Africa - Powering Development?

Power, Marcus; Mohan, Giles and Tan-Mullins, May (2012). China's Resource Diplomacy in Africa - Powering Development? International Political Economy Series. London: Palgrave McMillan.

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China's enhanced role within the global economy has profound political implications across the world, but takes a particular form in Africa. Over the past few years China has given much aid and technical support to Africa and for the first time since the end of the Cold War African leaders have genuine choices about which aid donors and investors to work with. But does this translate into development for African countries? How do other donors react? What do 'ordinary' Africans make of it? And how does it impact on wider geopolitics? These pressing questions are addressed through a systematic theorization of the 'China-Africa' relationship. Using detailed case study material collected in Africa the authors paint a picture of gains for some states, but losses for others. Looking beyond the state they see an even more complex picture of evolving social relations between Chinese and Africans and a troubling ecological footprint.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Authors
ISBN: 0-230-22912-3, 978-0-230-22912-9
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; geopolitics; environment
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 34357
Depositing User: Giles Mohan
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2012 08:42
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 11:12
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