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Afro-Asian comrades and the buttressing of political order

Verhoeven, Harry (2020) Afro-Asian comrades and the buttressing of political order. Africa at LSE (11 Sep 2020). Blog Entry.

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Afro-Asian relations have made a spectacular comeback in recent decades, but a focus on commercial ties overlooks the crucial endurance of policy emulation, deep partnerships between political parties and ideological influencing. From the standpoint of many African incumbents, Asian comrades are foremost important because they help strengthen state sovereignty vis-à-vis domestic populations and external actors, rather than weaken it, as Western donors have long prioritised.

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2020 09:21
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2021 23:01

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