The Political Economy of the Asia Pacific

Charting the Roots of Anti-Chinese Populism in Africa

Authors: Hess, Steve, Aidoo, Richard

Free Preview
  • ​Investigates Africa’s diverse countries perception and reaction of Chinese engagement
  • Analyses the ways in which local politicians achieve electoral success by mobilizing anti-Chinese sentiment
  • Provides a series of case studies from Zambia, South Africa, Ghana, Ethiopia and Sudan within the context of resentment against unwanted Chinese competition​
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-17629-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-17628-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34691-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

This book investigates China’s emergence as an outside player in SSA over the last several decades and the current understanding of the impact of Beijing’s growing presence on the continent, including several case studies focused on specific SSA countries. China’s accelerating economic and political engagement with sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has gained growing attention in political and academic circles as a topic of both praise and derision. China has become the standard bearer of rising powers emerging from the developing world, and has begun to make inroads in its effort to secure strategic natural resources in a region traditionally dominated by the status quo powers of the West.  Publications concerning Sino-African relations have increased rapidly over the last decade. Instead of asking whether or not China’s role in SSA is a positive for the continent’s political, economic and social development, this book focuses on often overlooked African publics and how they perceive China’s engagement. Moreover, instead of constructing a uniform “China meets Africa” narrative, this work examines China’s presence in sub-Saharan Africa on a country-by-country basis, accounting for the intensity of Chinese engagement, the country’s domestic political institutions, and the way in which political entrepreneurs within these systems choose to utilize Chinese involvement as an instrument of political mobilization. It will be of interest to scholars and policy-makers concerned with Africa and China's development and international relations. ​

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • The Changing Shades of China–Africa Relations in the Twenty-First Century: Different Regimes, Non-interference, and Anti-Chinese Populism in Africa

    Hess, Steve (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • King Cobra and the Rise of Anti-Chinese Populism in Zambia

    Hess, Steve (et al.)

    Pages 25-39

  • The Politics and Economics of Democracy and Anti-Chinese Sentiment in Ghana

    Hess, Steve (et al.)

    Pages 41-56

  • The Contours of Complexity Between China and South Africa

    Hess, Steve (et al.)

    Pages 57-75

  • The Political Staleness of China–Ethiopia Relations

    Hess, Steve (et al.)

    Pages 79-107

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-17629-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-17628-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34691-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Charting the Roots of Anti-Chinese Populism in Africa
Authors
Series Title
The Political Economy of the Asia Pacific
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-17629-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-17629-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-17628-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34691-5
Series ISSN
1866-6507
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 154
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
Topics