Parallel to the CCS China Monitor – Special Edition on the BRICS’ Africa Agenda [click here to download], the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies’ journal, Global Review published a roundtable discussion on the BRICS summit in its Spring issue. Amongst contributions on all BRICS countries’ Africa policies, one of the features contributed is on South Africa’s African Agenda, written by CCS director Sven Grimm. [Download Full Global Review Spring 2013] [Download Article by Sven Grimm]
“BRICS and Africa towards A New Partnership” – Global Review Spring 2013
New book on the EU and global development
2 May 2012
The European Union and Global Development: An ‘Enlightened Superpower’ in the Making?
By Stefan Gänzle, Sven Grimm and Davina Makhan (Eds)
The recently published book by Stefan Gaenzle, Sven Grimm and Davina Makhan (eds) looks into the European Union’s Policy for Global Development. The book, inter alia, includes a chapter by Sven Grimm, CCS director, and Christine Hackenesch, CCS affiliate, who are analysing the EU’s ability to engage in new partnerships with emerging powers. China is clearly in the focus of attention, albeit not the only state to be increasingly active as a global development partner. The book asks the question of how much the EU can deliver or shape the debates in policies for global development. It provides an analysis of the EU system (part I), the EU’s policies (part II), and the EU’s interactions with the world (part III).
The book was published by Palgrave/Macmillan and can be ordered through bookstores and online delivery services.
Africa Towards 2030: Challenges for Development Policy
CCS Director, Dr. Sven Grimm recently co-authored a chapter on “emerging partners and their impact on African development” with noted Chinese scholar, He Wenping, in the recently published collection, Africa Towards 2030: Challenges for Development Policy, edited by Erik Lundsgaarde and published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011.
The volume can be ordered from major booksellers.
A preview of the volume can be viewed on Amazon.
“Dabei Sein Ist Alles” in Afrika Sud 6:11
In April 2011, South Africa became the fifth country to be invited to the round of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). Which reasons did South Africa have to wanting to join the club – and why did the other BRIC countries agree? Which risks and opportunities are involved for Pretoria to sit at the high table, SA being the smallest partner among the emerging powers?
This (German language) article explores South Africa’s position in the BRICS. A contribution to ‘afrika süd’ by CCS director Dr Sven Grimm.”
The reference is:
Grimm, S. (2011): Dabei sein ist alles – Südafrika in den BRICS: Feigenblatt oder Mitspieler für uneinige Schwellenländer. In: afrika süd 6/2011, pp. 32-34. [View it here]
Infrastructure: The Foundation for Growth and Poverty Reduction – May 2011
CCS Research Analyst, Sanne van der Lugt, participated in a team of Chinese and European researchers that conducted research on Chinese participation in African infrastructure development to inform the 3rd China-DAC Study Group meeting on “Infrastructure: The Foundation for Growth and Poverty Reduction” in Beijing.
Their report is based on the fieldwork in the DRC and Zambia that Sanne and Hans Petersen conducted in August 2010. This publication was produced with the support of the EU-China Policy Dialogues Support Facility, a project co-funded by the European Union and the People’s Republic of China, implemented by a consortium led by Grontmij | Carl Bro A/S.
For more information, contact Sanne van der Lugt at the CCS via email.