Africa: Clues About the Tendencies of the Global South

  • Timothy M. Shaw
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


The “global political economy” and “development” are in flux in the second half of the second decade of the twenty-first century, challenging both analysis and policy. Yet, Africa has continued to grow along with Asia, indicative of burgeoning South-South ties, or a South-East axis. What is “emerging” is debatable: companies? economies? middle classes? powers? states? technologies? even universities? However, NTS threats are also proliferating, now including the “water-energy-food” “nexus”. Regional and transnational perspectives need to be continually refined to ensure that “global IR” is informed by the heterogeneous Global South.


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