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Charting the Roots of Anti-Chinese Populism in Africa

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  • 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?

Part of the book series: The Political Economy of the Asia Pacific (PEAP, volume 19)

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Open and Electoral Democratic Regimes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 23-23
    2. King Cobra and the Rise of Anti-Chinese Populism in Zambia

      • Steve Hess, Richard Aidoo
      Pages 25-39
    3. The Contours of Complexity Between China and South Africa

      • Steve Hess, Richard Aidoo
      Pages 57-75
  3. Closed Authoritarian Regimes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 77-77
    2. The Political Staleness of China–Ethiopia Relations

      • Steve Hess, Richard Aidoo
      Pages 79-107
    3. Oil and Authoritarianism: The Sino-Angolan Relationship

      • Steve Hess, Richard Aidoo
      Pages 109-131

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. ​

Keywords

  • Economic development
  • Foreign aid
  • Local Governance
  • Natural resources
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • anti-foreign populism

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, USA

    Steve Hess

  • Coastal Carolina University, Conway, USA

    Richard Aidoo

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USD 84.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-17629-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book
USD 109.99
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Hardcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)