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China's Resource Diplomacy in Africa Powering Development?

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ISBN-10: 0230229123

ISBN-13: 9780230229129

Edition: 2012

Authors: Marcus Power, Giles Mohan, May Tan-Mullins

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 7/17/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 329
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Mediating China-Africa
Introduction: the geopolitics of representation
Postcolonial geopolitical economy
The political economy of development, globalization and international relations
Enclaves and surgical colonialism?
States matter
Neo-liberalization, African agency and the environment
Methodological concerns
Book structure
Contextualizing China-Africa Relations
Introduction: a critical genealogy of China-Africa relations
China in Africa, Africa in China: initial encounters
The 'Overseas Chinese': migration to Africa and the Chinese diaspora
From 'Afro-Asian Solidarity' to 'South-South' cooperation
China's aid projects in Africa
The Tazara Railway (1967-75)
China and Africa's �lost decade'
China in Angola
Conclusions: constructing a 'history in common'
Chinese Policies and Their Implications in Africa
The post-millennium mechanisms of China-Africa diplomacy
Differential impacts of Chinese policy in Angola and Ghana
Opportunities and challenges
FOCAC: lack of a formal permanent institution
Lack of coordination
Sustainability, quality and type of projects
Towards a Chinese 'Socialist Market Economy'
Introduction: China's economic 'miracle'
Embracing the market: state socialism and the crisis of accumulation
China's SOEs and the 'go out' strategy
The transnational spaces of China's economic development
Neo-liberalism and China: a 'loose hug' or an 'intimate embrace'?
Conclusions: China as Africa's 'economic role model'
Evolving Aid Diplomacy in Africa
Introduction: aid, Africa and development
China's aid 'offensive' and the 'established' donors
Histories and relationships
Logics, modalities and conditionalities
Chinese aid in comparative perspective
Chinese aid in practice: forms, continuities and transformations
Contemporary development relations in Angola and Ghana
Donor responses
At the aid regime level
At the country level
Domestic Governance, Regime Stability and African Civil Society
Introduction: governance dilemmas
Making sense of the African state
China's channels of engagement with Africa
The politics of hybridity and extroversion
Beyond elites: migration, social relations and micro-politics
Multiple flows and communities
Identity politics, political engagement and shadowy ties
Popular responses and civil society reactions
Civil society responses
The Environmental Implications of China's Rise in Africa
Political ecology: understanding power relations in the environment sector
Changing domestic discourses and the internationalization of China's environmental governance
Chinese involvement in Africa's resource sectors
The differential impacts of Chinese enterprises on the environment
Illegal activities
Roles of multi-stakeholders in global environmental governance
Conclusion: globalizing China's environmental responsibilities
The Geopolitics of China-Africa Engagement
Introduction: China's oil diplomacy and 'soft power'
The new 'scramble for Africa'
Disaggregating Chinese foreign policy: the diversity of 'actors'
Recent shifts in Chinese foreign policy
China as a 'responsible' great power: peacekeeping and security cooperation
Conclusion: a 'critical geopolitics' of China-Africa relations
Changing Contexts and the Future of China-Africa Relations
Current and emerging patterns of engagement
China, Africa and theories of development
Future engagements: globalizing Africa-China relations