India in Africa: Changing Geographies of Power

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Emma Mawdsley, Gerard McCann
Fahamu/Pambazuka, Sep 15, 2011 - Business & Economics - 225 pages

"An indispensable book for those who want to understand the compulsion and politics of recent Chinese and Indian involvement in Africa, written by experts in a language accessible to the non-expert."
Yash Ghai, Activist, and scholar of international law, and Chairman of the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission 2000-2004.

Major changes are taking place in the global economy and polity. While China's relationship to Africa is much examined, knowledge and analysis of India's role in Africa has until now been limited but, as a significant global player, India's growing interactions with various African countries call for detailed analysis of the Asian giant's influence and its relations with the African continent.

In this original book, which enables readers to compare India to China and other 'rising powers' in Africa, expert African, Indian and western commentators draw on a collection of accessibly written case studies to explore inter-related areas including trade, investment, development aid, civil society relations, security and geopolitics.

Contributors: Padraig Carmody, Fantu Cheru, Alex Gadzala, Dave Harris, Paul Kamau, Emma Mawdsley, Gerard McCann, Dorothy McCormick, Renu Modi, Sanusha Naidu, Cyril Obi, Zarina Patel, Luke Patey, Zahid Rajan, Alex Vines, Simona Vittorini

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Emma Mawdsley is a senior lecturer in the Geography Department, Cambridge University and fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge. She has written on critical development politics, including accounts of knowledge and power in transnational NGO networks, and on the World Development Reports and Millennium Challenge Account. She has also written extensively on environmental issues and politics in India. Recent publications include work on China and Africa, and she is currently writing a book on the (re-)emerging development cooperation partners (Zed Books). Gerard McCann is a Lecturer in international history at the University of York, before which he was the Mellon Fellow in Transnational History at Oxford University. His book on India–Africa relations, to be published as part of Zed Books' African Arguments series, will be completed in early 2011.