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Looting Africa: The Economics of Exploitation

3.52 of 5 stars 3.52  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Despite the rhetoric, the people of Sub-Saharan Africa are become poorer. From Tony Blair's Africa Commission, the G7 finance ministers' debt relief, the Live 8 concerts, the Make Poverty History campaign and the G8 Gleneagles promises, to the United Nations 2005 summit and the Hong Kong WTO meeting, Africa's gains have been mainly limited to public relations. The central ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 14th 2006 by Zed Books (first published June 28th 2006)
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kripsoo
In Looting Africa Patrick Bond basically updates Walter Rodney How Europe Underdeveloped Africa While Africa is often portrayed in global media as the hapless beneficiary of well intentioned aid and charitable campaigns Bond emphasizes the many ways wealth is pulled out of the continent through dividend and debt payments,unequal exchange, brain drains and such Aid is often a poisoned chalice that comes with demands that markets be opened to Western economic interests The same is true of much bal ...more
Kristin
Jan 03, 2008 Kristin rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Kristin by: Josh Dimon
This was a good review of the politics of exploitation perpetrated by outside actors and their accomplices. I'm moderating my star level because I felt that the narrative flow was disrupted by too much emphasis on statements and proclamations by NGOs and other authors, whereas Bond's own view was most compelling.
Steve
Jun 09, 2008 Steve added it
Contrary to what many wish were not the case, Africa's development problems are still implicated with global capital's exploitative extraction of Africa's wealth.
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Patrick Bond is a professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and director of its Centre for Civil Society since 2004. He received his PhD from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in 1993. In his work he focuses on political economy, NGO work and global justice movements in various countries.
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