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Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development

Reclaiming Africa

Scramble and Resistance in the 21st Century

Editors: Moyo, Sam, Jha, Praveen, Yeros, Paris (Eds.)

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  • Presents a Southern perspective on the contradictions of the new scramble for Africa and the struggles for development in the 21st century
  • Compares the strategies employed by emerging powers in their engagement with Africa
  • Explores the forms of local, regional, and national resistance to the expropriation of land and natural resources in Africa
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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.

About the authors

Sam Moyo (1954–2015) was Executive Director of the African Institute for Agrarian Studies (AIAS, 2002–15), Harare, Zimbabwe, President of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA, 2009–11), and Founding Editor-in-Chief of Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy (2012–15). An eminent scholar of land and agrarian studies, he published widely in academic journals and authored several books, including, among the most recent, The Agrarian Question in the Neoliberal Era (Pambazuka, 2011), Land and Agrarian Reform in Zimbabwe: Beyond White-Settler Capitalism (CODESRIA, 2013), and Land in the Struggles for Citizenship in Africa (CODESRIA, 2015).

Praveen K. Jha is Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP) and adjunct at the Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies (CISLS), School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. He has been a visiting fellow at a number of universities and institutions in Germany, China, Switzerland, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, and has collaborated in research programmes with UN agencies, including the ILO, UNICEF, UNDP, and FAO. He has published widely on labour and agrarian relations, the economics of education, and public finance. He is a co-editor of Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy.

Paris Yeros is Professor of International Economics at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC), São Paulo, Brazil, and co-editor of Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy. He has been a visiting fellow at universities and institutes in Brazil, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, and has published widely on labour and agrarian relations, social movements, and nationalism. He is a co-editor of Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • The Scramble for Land and Natural Resources in Africa

    Pages 3-30

    Moyo, Sam (et al.)

  • Chinese Expansion in Africa in the Twenty-First Century: Characteristics and Impacts

    Pages 33-49

    Ribeiro, Valéria Lopes

  • South Africa and the New Scramble: The Demise of Sub-imperialism and the Rise of the East

    Pages 51-72

    Martin, William G.

  • The Scramble for Africa’s Agricultural Land: A Note on India’s Excursus

    Pages 73-94

    Jha, Praveen (et al.)

  • Brazil’s Re-encounter with Africa: The Externalization of Domestic Contradictions

    Pages 95-118

    Yeros, Paris (et al.)

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114,39 € (listprice)
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-5839-4
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Softcover 83,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-3863-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reclaiming Africa
Book Subtitle
Scramble and Resistance in the 21st Century
Editors
  • Sam Moyo
  • Praveen Jha
  • Paris Yeros
Series Title
Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-5840-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-5840-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-5839-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-3863-2
Series ISSN
2198-7262
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 269
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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