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How the US-China rivalry is undermining efforts to address Africa’s debt

Verhoeven, Harry and Lippolis, Nicolas (2022) How the US-China rivalry is undermining efforts to address Africa’s debt. Africa at LSE (01 Aug 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Africa’s growing debt has been increasingly framed as a consequence of China’s alleged aims of unscrupulously lending money to gain political leverage and seize African assets when states default. New research challenges this narrative and examines the continent’s debt position in relation to global institutional frameworks. Harry Verhoeven and Nicolas Lippolis argue that new Western-led initiatives, which mostly ignore Chinese concerns and incentives, leave debt issues unresolved and create zero-sum thinking about Africa’s structural indebtedness.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JZ International relations
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2022 13:18
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2022 13:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/116475

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