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Author Carmody, Pádraig Risteard, author

Title Globalization in Africa : recolonization or renaissance? / Pádraig Carmody
Published Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 196 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction --- Chinese and US interests in Africa (with Francis Owusu) --- The commodity boom --- The scramble for oil : insights from Chad and Sudan --- Overcoming the resource curse : the Zambian case --- The mobile phone revolution --- Global turbulence and African growth
Summary Is globalization good for Africa? Padraig Carmody explores the evolving nature and impact of globalization throughout the continent, as China, the US, and other economic powers exert their influence. Drawing especially on the cases of Chad, Sudan, and Zambia, Carmody considers whether the resource curse that has for so long plagued Africa can become a blessing. He also evaluates the impact of the information technology revolution and the recent global economic slowdown. In the context of carefully articulated historical dynamics, he provocatively assesses the new role of Africa in the global economy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-186) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Natural resources -- Political aspects -- Africa
Globalization -- Africa
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- General.
Mondialisation.
Economie internationale.
Ressources naturelles.
Exploitation des ressources.
Développement économique.
Economic history
Globalization
Natural resources -- Political aspects
Strategic aspects of individual places
GLOBALIZATION.
NATURAL RESOURCES.
POLITICAL CONDITIONS.
ECONOMIC CONDITIONS.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Africa -- Strategic aspects.
Africa -- Economic conditions -- 1960-
Afrique.
Tchad.
Zambie.
Soudan.
Chine.
Etats-Unis d'Amérique.
Africa
AFRICA.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781626371057
1626371059