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TitleReclaiming Africa [electronic resource] : Scramble and Resistance in the 21st Century / edited by Sam Moyo, Praveen Jha, Paris Yeros
ImprintSingapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XV, 269 p. 15 illus., 10 illus. in color. online resource


This book presents the findings of research conducted by scholars and activists associated with the Agrarian South Network, based mainly in Africa, Asia and Latina America. The research articulates a Southern perspective on the “new scramble” for Africa, with a view to strengthen tri-continental solidarities. The book explains the significance of the new scramble in terms of the economic structures inherited from the late-nineteenth-century scramble and the subsequent post-independence period. The renewed competition for Africa’s land and natural resources and the resumption of economic growth at the turn of the millennium have revived concerns regarding the continent’s position in the world economy and the prospects for its development in the twenty-first century. In this regard, the book addresses two related issues: the character of the expansion of Southern competitors in relation to the more established Western strategies; and the impact of the renewed influx of investments in land, minerals, and associated infrastructure. The findings are presented with empirical rigor and conceptual clarity, to enable the reader to grasp what really is at stake in the twenty-first century – an epic struggle to reclaim Africa from the monopolies that exercise control over its land, minerals, labour, and destiny


1. Introduction -- 1.1 Overview: Scramble, Primitive Accumulation and Resistance -- 1.2 Trajectories of Gender Relations -- 1.3 Trajectories of Agrarian Transformation -- 2. The Scramblers: Sources and Strategies -- 2.1 USA -- 2.2 China -- 2.3 India -- 2.4 Brazil -- 2.5 South Africa -- 3. National Experiences of Primitive Accumulation and Resistance -- 3.1 Angola -- 3.2 Botswana -- 3.3 Ghana -- 3.4 Mali -- 3.5 Senegal and Mauritania -- 3.6 Tanzania -- 3.7 Uganda -- 3.8 Kenya -- 3.9 Zambia -- 3.10 Zimbabwe -- 4. Resistance, Pan-Africanism and Non-Alignment -- 5. Conclusion

Africa-Politics and government International relations Political economy Development economics Regional economics African Politics. International Relations. International Political Economy. Development Economics. Regional/Spatial Science.


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