Chinese vs. Western Development Model in Africa

From The Official Blog of Amb. David H. Shinn Sun Feb 24 2013, 09:31:00

PRAXIS: The Fletcher Journal of Human Security published in 2012 an article titled "China in Africa: What the Policy of Nonintervention Adds to the Western Development Dilemma." The author is Madison Condon, a joint J.D./MALD candidate between Harvard Law School and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

The article makes the point that Chinese loans and investments are typically made in exchange for securing access to natural resources. Based on its principles of nonintervention and respect for sovereignty, "China gives this money with little or no strings attached." The author argues that the Chinese model is a legitimate challenger to Western aid.

While the article contains some annoying imprecision as it intermingles investment, loans and aid, it does offer a useful juxtaposition of the so-called Washington and Beijing Consensus models.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Burkina Faso:   La composition du nouveau gouvernement de transition (news)
Fasozine
23 November 2014

Annoncé à 16h30, c'est finalement autour de 19h que la composition du gouvernement sera dévoilé par Alain Thierry Ouattara, précédemment secrétaire ... [read more]

Tunisie:   PrĂ©sidentielle - Vers un probable second tour (news)
Radio France Internationale
23 November 2014

La Tunisie votait ce dimanche 23 novembre pour le premier tour de l'élection présidentielle. Sur les 27 candidats en lice, deux sont favoris : le chef du parti Nida Tounes, Béji ... [read more]

Kenya:   Army Kills Several Al-Shabaab Militants After Bus Attack (news)
Capital FM
23 November 2014

Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday said over 100 Al Shabaab militants and sympathisers had been killed in two operations inside Somalia by the Kenya Defence Forces. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!