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Pádraig Carmody

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'This is an excellent and bold book. The author provides both detailed evidence and well-honed judgement in entering several controversial areas and providing balanced insights and a platform for proper debate - without hysteria and mythologization.' - Stephen Chan, editor of The Morality of China in Africa 'The role of emerging economies has been acknowledged as playing an important role in diversifying Africa's international relations and thus granting Africa new and exciting possibilities. Emblematized by the BRICS, a great deal of excitement has been generated to suggest that not only is Africa on the up but that this is taking place within a global context where we are on the cusp of radically changing the global order, one that will be favourable to the developing world. With the BRICS being cast as playing leading roles in such processes, Padraig Carmody's book critically interrogates the nature and implications for Africa of the BRICS, situating his study within a wider analysis of the processes associated with globalization. This is an important analysis and required reading for all those interested in the future of Africa's international relations.' - Ian Taylor, author of The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation 'This book is an excellent and concise primer for students of international relations and African Studies interested in understanding the evolving global power shift and Africa's place within it. By carefully deconstructing the acronym BRICS, Carmody expose its limitations as an analytical tool for understanding structural change, and then proceeds to provide important pointers on how Africa should respond to the challenge posed by the increasing influence of Brazil, Russia, India and China on Africa's development.' - Fantu Cheru, co-editor of The Rise of China and India in Africa

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A little over a decade ago Africa was being spoken of in the media as the ‘lost’ or ‘hopeless’ continent. Now it has some of the fastest growing economies in the world, largely because of the impact of the BRICS: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. In this first book to be written about the BRICS as a collective phenomenon, Pádraig Carmody reveals how their engagement with Africa, both individually and collectively, generates both new inequalities and potential for development. Crucially, Carmody shows how the emergence of these economies has begun to alter the very nature of globalization, which is no longer purely a Western-led project. This is a path-breaking examination of Africa’s changing role in the world.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 562 KB
  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1780326041
  • Publisher: Zed Books; 1 edition (12 Sep 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EV2IGB8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Analytical and Informative 16 Oct 2013
By Vishal Iyer - Published on Amazon.com
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This book considers the international relations of both North and sub-Saharan African states with the five BRICS countries. It provides a chapter dealing with each and is very informative, even to one who is very up to date with international events in Africa. Although some countries pursue strategies more surreptitiously than others, this author has uncovered a trove of evidence, and presents it to the reader in a compelling format. The book is written in an intermediate density, and is not too difficult to get through. The only qualm I have with the book, which admittedly is a is a minor one, is that it is only ~130 pages, yet costs over $15 for the e-book version. Nevertheless, I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anybody interested in the emerging international relations of the global south and its long-term implications for the entire world.
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