Emerging Powers in Africa

A New Wave in the Relationship?

  • Justin van der Merwe
  • Ian Taylor
  • Alexandra Arkhangelskaya

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Theoretical Directions and New Geographies: Space, Time and Accumulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Raymond Steenkamp Fonseca
      Pages 57-74
  3. The BRICS in Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Ian Taylor, Justin van der Merwe, Nicole Dodd
      Pages 107-128
    3. Alexandra Arkhangelskaya, Nicole Dodd
      Pages 159-175
  4. Emerging Powers Beyond BRICS

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 261-268

About this book


This empirically and theoretically grounded book provides insights into the ascendance of powers such as Turkey, South Korea and Indonesia and their relationship with Africa. Leading scholars present case studies from the BRICS and beyond to demonstrate the constantly evolving and complex character of these ties and their place in the global capitalist order. They also offer new theoretical insights, as well as theorisation of the spatio-temporal dynamics involved in processes of accumulation within the African space. Their contention is that, despite their supposed anti-imperialism, these emerging powers have become agents for continued uneven development. This innovative edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of international relations, political science, development studies, area studies, geography and economics.


Emerging powers Africa BRICS Western powers Non-Western powers

Editors and affiliations

  • Justin van der Merwe
    • 1
  • Ian Taylor
    • 2
  • Alexandra Arkhangelskaya
    • 3
  1. 1.University of StellenboschStellenboschSouth Africa
  2. 2.University of St. AndrewsSt AndrewsUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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