Emerging Powers in Africa: A New Wave in the Relationship?

Emerging Powers in Africa: A New Wave in the Relationship?

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ISBN-13: 9783319821689
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/07/2018
Series: International Political Economy Series
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author


Justin van der Merwe is Senior Researcher at the Centre for Military Studies of the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.




Alexandra Arkhangelskaya is Researcher at the Centre for Southern African Studies of the Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia. She is also Leading Researcher at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia.


Ian Taylor is Professor in International Relations and African Political Economy at the University of St Andrews, UK, and also Chair Professor in the School of International Studies, Renmin University of China. He is Professor Extraordinary in Political Science at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Seeing through the MIST: New contenders for the African space?; Justin van der Merwe.- Part I. Theoretical directions and new geographies: Space, time and accumulation.- Chapter 2. Theorising emerging powers in Africa within the Western-led system of accumulation; Justin van der Merwe.- Chapter 3. The BRICS in Africa: Agents of development?; Ian Taylor.- Chapter 4. Emerging powers in the Southern maritime space; Raymond Steenkamp Fonseca.- Part II. The BRICS in Africa.- Chapter 5. Conceptualising the dialectics of China’s presence in Africa; Li Xing.- Chapter 6. Nehru’s neoliberals: Draining or aiding Africa?; Ian Taylor, Justin van der Merwe and Nicole Dodd.- Chapter 7. New dynamics or old patterns? South-South cooperation between Brazil and Angola; Jurek Seifert.- Chapter 8. Guns and poseurs: Russia returns to Africa; Alexandra Arkhangelskaya and Nicole Dodd.- Chapter 9. South African corporations in BRICS: New waves of entrepreneurial thinking?; Nadine Wenzel.- Part III. Emerging powers beyond BRICS.- Chapter 10. South Korea in Africa: Exporting an “economic miracle” or “imperialist mimicry”?; Murad Shamilov.- Chapter 11. Turkey’s political-economic engagement with Africa; Mehmet Ozkan.- Chapter 12. Indonesian engagements with Africa and the revitalised “Spirit of Bandung”; István Tarrósy.- Chapter 13. Conclusion: How new is the “new wave”?; Ian Taylor.

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