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An Asian-Driven Economic Recovery in Africa? The Zambian Case

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  • Carmody, Pádraig
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    Summary Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has recently increased dramatically, largely driven by Chinese demand and investment. This paper explores the nature of this growth through a Zambian case study. While China's role is important there are other global and regional powers, and national factors which substantially shape the current developmental trajectory. Similarities to previous rounds of extractive globalization notwithstanding, with greater inter-African coordination, there is scope for South-South cooperation to have a substantial poverty reduction impact in the future. Consequently, the new "scalar alignment" opens up the possibility of a poverty reducing development regime.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

    Volume (Year): 37 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 7 (July)
    Pages: 1197-1207

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:37:y:2009:i:7:p:1197-1207

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    Keywords: Zambia China economic diversification poverty Africa;

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    1. Ron Sandrey & Hannah Edinger, 2011. "Working Paper 128 - China’s Manufacturing and Industrialization in Africa," Working Paper Series 294, African Development Bank.
    2. Kaushik Basu & Supriyo De & Rangeet Ghosh & Shweta ., 2011. "The Evolving Dynamics of Global Economic Power in the Post-crisis World: Revelations from a New Index of Government Economic Power," Working Papers id:4666, eSocialSciences.
    3. Bräutigam, Deborah & Tang, Xiaoyang, 2012. "Economic statecraft in China’s New Overseas Special Economic Zones: Soft power, business, or resource security?," IFPRI discussion papers 1168, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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