- Publisher: Zed Books
- ISBN: 9781780326047
- Price: $38.95 CAD
- Publication Date: Sep 2013
- Rights: Canada
- Pages: 192
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Rise of the BRICS in Africa
The Geopolitics of South-South Relations
A little over a decade ago Africa was being spoken of as the ‘lost’ or ‘hopeless’ continent in the media. Now it has some of the fastest growing economies in the world, in large part because of the impacts of a group of large developing countries–the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). In this first book to be written about the BRICS as a collective phenomenon, Carmody reveals how the BRICS powers’ engagements with Africa, both individually and collectively, are often contradictory, generating new inequalities and potentialities for development. Crucially, Carmody shows how the geopolitics of the BRICS countries’ involvement in Africa is impacted by and impacts upon their international relations more generally, and how the emergence of these economies has begun to alter the very nature of globalisation, which is no longer purely a Western-led project.
A path-breaking examination of Africa’s changing role in the world.
1. Introduction: New Models of Globalisation
2. China in Africa: Globalisation and the Rise of the State?
3. South Africa: Another BRIC in the Wall?
4. India: The Geo-Logics of Agro-Investments
5. Russia: Unalloyed Self-Interest or Reflections in the Mirror?
6. Brazil: Globalising Solidarity or Legitimating Accumulation?
7. Conclusion: Governance and the Evolution of Globalisation in Africa
About the Author
Pádraig Carmody lectures in Development Geography at Trinity College Dublin, from which he holds both a B.A. in Geography and History and M.Sc in Geography. He completed his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Minnesota in 1998. Subsequently he taught at the University of Vermont, Dublin City University and St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. He also worked as a policy and research analyst for the Combat Poverty Agency in 2002-3. His research centres on the political economy of globalization in Africa.