New Scramble for Africa?

- The Rush for Energy Resources in Sub-Saharan Africa

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New Scramble for Africa?
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Udgivelsesdato:
03-03-2016
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Engelsk
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Global energy consumption will increase rapidly in the next decades. The discrepancy between demand and supply is worrisome within the old and new cores of the world-economy. Sub-Saharan Africa meanwhile possesses vast potential for energy resources to be further exploited. Whilst the Global North is a traditional player in the sub-Saharan energy sector, new actors from emerging economies - especially China's state-owned enterprises but also Brazilian, Indian and South African giants - have entered what appears to be a scramble for the largely untapped energy resources of the region. This book is the first to bring together comparative perspectives on: A* The strategies of state and non-state actors involved in the exploitation of sub-Saharan energy resources. A* The potential and pitfalls of new forms of cooperation on energy southwards of the Sahara. A* The domestic opportunities and challenges of the present energy resource boom. Dynamics on the international level are brought together with local developments to provide up-to-date insights on the scramble for energy resources in sub-Saharan Africa. This book also advances a materialist approach applicable in geographical and political-scientific research, showing that much insight can be gained by concentrating on the material environment that shapes economic and political phenomena.

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Udgivelsesdato:
03-03-2016
ISBN13:
9781317187233
Format:
ePub
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