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Promoting US Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Roshen Hendrickson
    Pages 1-10
  3. Roshen Hendrickson
    Pages 11-25
  4. Roshen Hendrickson
    Pages 85-114
  5. Roshen Hendrickson
    Pages 115-150
  6. Roshen Hendrickson
    Pages 151-160
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 161-192

About this book


Addressing an under-studied aspect of U.S. foreign policy towards sub-Saharan Africa, Hendrickson provides a critical historical analysis of institutions designed to promote private investment in the region. She draws attention to the interaction between strategic factors, domestic interests, and the ideas used to achieve consensus on policy.


US foreign policy Investment Africa OPIC AGOA MCC USAID Clinton George W. Bush Obama cold war competition economy foreign policy Global economy Institution Policy transformation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.College of Staten IslandNew YorkUSA

About the authors

Roshen Hendrickson is Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science and Global Affairs of the College of Staten Island (CUNY), New York, USA.

Bibliographic information


"The thrust of this exceptional book is clear and unambiguous: Africa is a land of opportunity with respect to the core economic interests of the United States. Hendrickson proves to have mastery of a complex subject, with strong indicators for both gains and challenges while also exhibiting a wonderfully unusual sympathy for the African side in the long encounter of inequality. This is an extraordinary book grounded in data, rich in detail, judicious in its evaluations, and sensible in its conclusions. It will surely make it into classrooms as well as onto the desks of influential policy makers and analysts." - Toyin Falola, University Distinguished Teaching Professor and Jacob and Frances Mossiker Chair in the Humanities, the University of Texas at Austin, USA