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Development In AfricaRefocusing the lens after the Millennium Development Goals$
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Hany Besada and Timothy M. Shaw

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447328537

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447328537.001.0001

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Public diplomacy for developmental states: implementing the African Mining Vision

Public diplomacy for developmental states: implementing the African Mining Vision

(p.83) Three Public diplomacy for developmental states: implementing the African Mining Vision
Development In Africa

Timothy M. Shaw

Leah McMillan Polonenko

Policy Press

The second decade of the 21st century may be that of Africa’s renaissance. As Africa’s economic agencies have come to advocate the adoption of policies leading towards developmental states, so the continent has articulated an African Mining Vision by contrast to other possible strategies for its natural resource governance from assorted global developmental, environmental, financial and industrial agencies. There is need to juxtapose two dominant interrelated strands in the political economy of today’s continent: the impact of the BRICs, especially China, and episodes of commodities boom and bust, this time with a focus on energy and minerals but, in future: food, land and water. Also, there is a wide variety of novel alternative forms of finance from new donors and foundations, sovereign wealth funds, Faith Based Organisations and global taxes for global public goods/partnerships. All these present Africa with the possibility of the emergence of development states.

Keywords:   agency, political economy, development states, african mining vision, natural resource governance

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