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Though initiallyconsidered a welcome counterweight to Western interest across Africa, the BRICSare increasingly being viewed as another example of foreign interference andexploitation.

BRICS andResistance in Africa explores the varied forms of African resistancebeing developed in response to the growing influence of the BRICS. Its casestudies cover such instances as the opposition to China’s One Belt One Roadinitiative in East Africa; resistance to the BRICS’ oil activities in the NigerDelta; and the role of the BRICS in Zimbabwe’s political transition. Thecontributors expose the contradictions between the group’s rhetoric and itsreal impact, as well as the complicity of local elites in serving as proxiesfor the BRICS nations.

By challenging and expanding thedebates surrounding BRICS involvement in Africa, this collection offers newinsight into resistance to globalization in the global South.

Though initiallyconsidered a welcome counterweight to Western interest across Africa, the BRICSare increasingly being viewed as another example of foreign interference andexploitation.

BRICS andResistance in Africa explores the varied forms of African resistancebeing developed in response to the growing influence of the BRICS. Its casestudies cover such instances as the opposition to China’s One Belt One Roadinitiative in East Africa; resistance to the BRICS’ oil activities in the NigerDelta; and the role of the BRICS in Zimbabwe’s political transition. Thecontributors expose the contradictions between the group’s rhetoric and itsreal impact, as well as the complicity of local elites in serving as proxiesfor the BRICS nations.

By challenging and expanding thedebates surrounding BRICS involvement in Africa, this collection offers newinsight into resistance to globalization in the global South.


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