A New Scramble for Africa?: The Rush for Energy Resources in by Sören Scholvin

By Sören Scholvin

worldwide strength intake increases swiftly within the subsequent a long time. The discrepancy among call for and provide is worrisome in the previous and new cores of the world-economy. Sub-Saharan Africa in the meantime possesses great capability for power assets to be extra exploited. while the worldwide North is a conventional participant within the sub-Saharan strength zone, new actors from rising economies - in particular China’s state-owned companies but additionally Brazilian, Indian and South African giants - have entered what seems to be a scramble for the principally untapped strength assets of the quarter. This ebook is the 1st to assemble comparative views on: · The recommendations of kingdom and non-state actors enthusiastic about the exploitation of sub-Saharan strength assets. · the capability and pitfalls of latest types of cooperation on strength southwards of the Sahara. · The family possibilities and demanding situations of the current power source increase. Dynamics at the foreign point are introduced including neighborhood advancements to supply updated insights at the scramble for power assets in sub-Saharan Africa. This ebook additionally advances a materialist technique appropriate in geographical and political-scientific learn, displaying that a lot perception will be won by way of focusing on the fabric setting that shapes fiscal and political phenomena.

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