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The New Scramble for Africa

Paperback / softback By Pádraig Carmody
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Once marginalized in the world economy, Africa today is a major global supplier of crucial raw materials like oil, uranium and coltan. China's part in this story has loomed particularly large in recent years, and the American military footprint on the continent has also expanded. But a new scramble for resources, markets and territory is now taking place in Africa involving not just state, but non state-actors, including Islamic fundamentalist and other rebel groups.

The second edition of Pádraig Carmody's popular book explores the dynamics of the new scramble for African resources, markets, and territory and the impact of current investment and competition on people, the environment, and political and economic development on the continent. Fully revised and updated throughout, its chapters explore old and new economic power interests in Africa; oil, minerals, timber, biofuels, land, food and fisheries; and the nature and impacts of Asian and South African investment in manufacturing and other sectors.

The New Scramble for Africa will be essential reading for students of African studies, international relations and resource politics, as well as anyone interested in current affairs.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 326 pages Language: English
Dimension: 150 x 20 x 229mm ISBN10: 1509507086
Weight: 476g ISBN13: 9781509507085
Publication Date: 23 Jun 2016 Publisher: Polity Press

About Author

Padraig Carmody is Associate Professor in Geography at Trinity College Dublin, where he co-directs the TCD-UCD Masters in Development Practice and Research Fellow in the Department of Geography, Environmental Management and Energy Studies at the University of Johannesburg. His books include The New Scramble for Africa (2011) and The Rise of the BRICS in Africa (2013).

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"This Ânew scramble for Africa provides an excellent overview of the current development and exploitation of AfricaÂs resources showing how African development is defined by the Âparadox of plentyÂ. This collection is a must for scholars interested in understanding processes of resource grabbing in Africa from colonial times until now, illustrating the variety of forms it has taken and unrevelaing the various root causes." Annelies Zoomers, Utrecht University "Follow the money is a key message of CarmodyÂs supercharged analysis of the new competitive scramble for AfricaÂs petroleum and minerals, for its timber, even for its food crops. Few have so well exposed the mechanisms and consequences of this avarice, and particularly of ChinaÂs all-encompassing shaping of AfricaÂs dynamic future. Carmody is a very reliable guide and his second edition is even more definitive than the first." Robert I. Rotberg, Harvard University


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