BRICS and resistance in Africa : contention, assimilation and co-optation

Level D U327.09 /540507 On loanDue: 06-07-2022   Request
Full title: BRICS and resistance in Africa : contention, assimilation and co-optation / edited by Justin van der Merwe, Patrick Bond, and Nicole Dodd.
Other authors: Van der Merwe, Justin, 1980- (Editor)
Bond, Patrick, (Editor)
Dodd, Nicole, (Editor)
Format: Book           


Summary: Though initially considered a welcome counterweight to Western interest across Africa, the BRICS are increasingly being viewed as another example of foreign interference and exploitation. BRICS and Resistance in Africa explores the varied forms of African resistance being developed in response to the growing influence of the BRICS. Its case studies cover such instances as the opposition to China's One Belt One Road initiative in East Africa; resistance to the BRICS' oil activities in the Niger Delta; and the role of the BRICS in Zimbabwe's political transition. The contributors expose the contradictions between the group's rhetoric and its real impact, as well as the complicity of local elites in serving as proxies for the BRICS nations. By challenging and expanding the debates surrounding BRICS involvement in Africa, this collection offers new insight into resistance to globalization in the global South.
Other authors: Van der Merwe, Justin, 1980- (Editor), Bond, Patrick, (Editor), Dodd, Nicole, (Editor)
Language: English
Published: London, UK : Zed Books, in association with the International African Institute, 2019.
Classmark: U327.09 /540507
Subjects:
Series: Politics and development in contemporary Africa.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 1786996308
9781786996305
1786996332
9781786996336