China in Africa
By (author) Dr. Chris Alden
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China in Africa by Dr. Chris Alden
Book DescriptionNowhere in the world is China's rapid rise to power more evident than in Africa. From multi-billion dollar investments in oil and minerals to the influx of thousands of merchants, labourers and cheap consumer goods, China's economic and political reach is redefining Africa's traditional ties with the international community. This book investigates the emerging relationship between China and Africa to determine whether this engagement will be that of a development partner, economic competitor or new hegemon. Alden argues that in order to understand Chinese involvement on the continent, we need to recognize the range of economic, diplomatic and security rationales behind Beijing's Africa policy as well as the response of African elites to China's entreaties. Only then can the new challenges and opportunities for Africa and the West be accurately assessed.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842778647
(198mm x 129mm x 129mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Dr. Chris Alden
Chris Alden is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Relations at the LSE. He has researched and published on Asian-African relations for over fifteen years. He has previously taught at the University of the Witwatersrand, and held research fellowships at the University of Tokyo, the Ecole Normale Superieure and the University of Cambridge.
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