Boekworc discussie over China in Afrika, en economische en politieke ontwikkelingen op het Afrikaanse continent. 'New economic relationships have produced new forms of dependency, and much of this growth may prove to be unsustainable, and has contributed to environmental destruction and worsening inequality across the continent.' | 14.06 Boekworc discussion 'Africa's Shadow Rise - China and the Mirage of African Economic Development'
14.06 | Africa's Shadow Rise - China and the Mirage of African Economic Development
Politics and Development in Contemporary Africa
Auteurs: Pádraig Carmody, Peter Kragelund en Ricardo Reboredo (2020)
Over het boek:
For years economists have spoken of 'Africa rising', and despite the global financial crisis, Africa continues to host some of the fastest growing economies in the world.
Africa's Shadow Rise however argues that the continent's apparent economic 'rise' is essentially a mirage, driven by developments elsewhere - most particularly the expansion in China's economy. While many African countries have experienced high rates of growth, much of this growth may prove to be unsustainable, and has contributed to environmental destruction and worsening inequality across the continent. Similarly, new economic relationships have produced new forms of dependency, as African nations increasingly find themselves tied to the fortunes of China and other emerging powers.
Drawing on in-depth fieldwork in southern Africa, Africa's Shadow Rise reveals how the shifting balance of global power is transforming Africa's economy and politics, and what this means for the future of development efforts in the region.
BoekWorc discussie | woensdag 14 juni 2023 | 14:00-16:00 | in Friesland
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[ English ] About Boekworc: Network group of some 15 NEDWORC members, reading and discussing analytical books on important developments in the global south and north. Discussions are normally at participants homes, at different locations in The Netherlands.