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China’s spectacular economic progress has led some security analysts and policy makers to question Beijing’s intentions in other parts of the world. This paper examines the extent to which China’s engagement with Africa has produced mutual benefits for both and whether Africa is reaping the necessary benefits required for poverty alleviation and economic development.
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Owing to the changing nature of international conflict, the 1990s witnessed a growing need for humanitarian peacekeeping operations, especially in Africa. The reluctance of the United Nations to be involved in peacekeeping operations in Africa compelled South Africa to take part in peacekeeping to assist neighbouring conflict-ridden states. There is, however, a discrepancy between the conceptualisation and application of peacekeeping and peace-enforcement operations.
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Trade theorists recognize trade as a vital catalyst for national growth and overall development. Yet international trade can be one of the most hotly debated and contentious of political issues, both domestically and between governments. This study appraises the causes of disagreement among the combatants divided into developed and developing economies.
Foreign Aid, NGO’s and the social contract: Wanting to help, ignoring long-term effects
The Gospel of Foreign Aid: A Theoretical Note
Testing the Impact of Foreign Aid and Aid Uncertainty on Private Investment in West Africa
Do Trustworthy Institutions Matter for Development? Corruption, Trust and Government Performance in Africa
Arab Spring: The Genesis, Effects and Lessons for the Economies of the Third World
The world trade organisation and Human Rights: The role of principles of Good Governance
The Effect of Foreign Aid on Economic Growth in Ghana
Free trade or just trade? The World Trade Organisation, human rights and development (Part 1)
In clear-cut prose, Friedman examines the political and social histories of the large Western democracies particularly of the United States since the Civil War to demonstrate the fact that incomes on the rise lead to more open and democratic societies.
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Are there social, political and cultural factors in Africa which aspire to the continuation of patrimony and conspire against economic development?
In Development as Freedom Amartya Sen explains how in a world of unprecedented increase in overall opulence millions of people living in the Third World are still unfree. Even if they are not technically slaves, they are denied elementary freedoms and remain imprisoned in one way or another by economic poverty, social deprivation, political tyranny or cultural authoritarianism.
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