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Introduction: A changing world and its consequences
The Nordic Africa Institute, Agrarian Change, Property and Resources.
The Nordic Africa Institute, Agrarian Change, Property and Resources.
2011 (English)In: African Engagements : Africa Negotiating an Emerging Multipolar World / [ed] Dietz, Antonius Johannes, Havnevik, Kjell, Kaag, Mayke, Oestigaard, Terje, Leiden; Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2011, 1-32 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

With the end of the Cold War, the world seemed to move from a bipolar to a unipolar system, with the neoliberal West globally imposing its laws. However, it has been acknowledged that other actors, such as China, India and Brazil, have become increasingly influential, helping to lead to a new multipolarity at the global level. The question of what this emerging multipolarity means for Africa is important. Will Africa become crushed in a mounting struggle over raw materials and political hegemony between superpowers and fall victim to a new scramble for Africa? Or does this new historic juncture offer African countries and groups greater room for negotiation and manoeuvring, eventually leading to stronger democracy and enhanced growth? The chapters in this volume offer food for thought on how Africa’s engagements with the world are currently being reshaped and revalued, and, importantly—on whose terms?

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Leiden; Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2011. 1-32 p.
, Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies, ISSN 1574-6925 ; 7
Keyword [en]
Foreign relations, Self-determination, International economic relations, Globalization, Economic conditions, Political conditions, Africa
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1481OAI: diva2:468495
Available from: 2011-12-21 Created: 2011-12-21 Last updated: 2011-12-21Bibliographically approved

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