Africa's engagement with China: Perpetuating the Class Project

Sanusha Naidu, Johanna Jansson

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Abstract

In Chapter 9, Sanusha Naidu and Johanna Jansson study the impact of an emerging power, China, on the unevenly developed societies of Africa. They pose the key question of whether China’s impact is mainly extractive or developmental. Critics view China’s engagement as a terrifying threat while for optimists it is a tantalizing opportunity. The findings of this study are partly encouraging. China’s role gives Africa more leverage in its relations with the global North, it compels African governments to reflect on and adapt initiatives that address the challenges of globalization and compels them to adopt nuanced understandings of the varied impacts that China can have on Africa’s development path.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelGlobalization and Emerging Societies : Development and Inequality
RedaktørerJan Nederveen Pieterse, Boike Rehbein
Antal sider20
Udgivelses stedHoundmills, Basingstoke
ForlagPalgrave Macmillan
Publikationsdato2009
Sider185-205
Kapitel9
ISBN (Trykt)978-0-230-22405-6
StatusUdgivet - 2009
Udgivet eksterntJa

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Naidu, S., & Jansson, J. (2009). Africa's engagement with China: Perpetuating the Class Project. I J. Nederveen Pieterse, & B. Rehbein (red.), Globalization and Emerging Societies : Development and Inequality (s. 185-205). Palgrave Macmillan.