BRICS and Resistance in Africa

Contention, Assimilation and Co-optation

Edited by Justin van der Merwe, Patrick Bond, and Nicole Dodd

BRICS and Resistance in Africa

Edited by Justin van der Merwe, Patrick Bond, and Nicole Dodd

Distributed for Zed Books

288 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781786996305 Will Publish October 2019 For sale in North and South America only
Though initially considered a welcome counterweight to Western interest, across Africa the BRICS (an association consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) are increasingly being viewed as another example of foreign interference and exploitation. BRICS and Resistance in Africa explores the varied forms of African resistance being developed in response to the growing influence of the BRICS. Its case studies cover such instances as the opposition to China’s One-Belt-One-Road initiative in East Africa; resistance to the BRICS’s oil activities in the Niger delta; and the role of the BRICS in Zimbabwe’s political transition. The contributors expose the contradictions between the group’s rhetoric and its real impact, as well as the complicity of local elites in serving as proxies for the BRICS nations. By challenging and expanding the debates surrounding the involvement of BRICS in Africa, this collection offers new insight into resistance to globalization in the global South.
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