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Fall 2017
Oct 18, 2018
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INAF 459 - Emerging Economies in Africa
Since the beginning of the 21st century, the emerging economies of China, India, Brazil, and South Africa have rapidly expanded their engagement with Sub-Saharan African economies through trade, investment, development cooperation and aid.  Among these countries, China’s program is the largest and most visible, as a result it was dealt with as a stand-alone course (INAF 449 ) in the Spring Semester. This course (INAF 459-01) will focus on the engagement by the IBSA countries (India, Brazil, and South Africa) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) economies.
	The course will cover a number of overarching themes. First will be the history of South-South co-operation; second, the rise of the IBSA economies during the past two decades which now  provide the platform on which these countries are able to  engage SSA economies. Thirdly, the course will cover the engagement by each country through trade, investment, development assistance and aid in some detail. Fourthly, the course will examine the results, impacts, and modalities of engagement as seen by Africans; is this involvement beneficial or exploitative? Also a comparison of the approaches used in Africa by IBSA, China as well the traditional donors will be made. Lastly, the course will end by speculating about the future evolution of South-South co-operation and the roles that the emerging powers are likely to play not just in the South but in the global economy at large. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Recitation, Seminar

International Affairs Department

Course Attributes:
SFS/IPOL Electives, SFS/RCST Africa

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