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Africa Rising?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 194

Africa Rising?

Explores to what extent Africa's "rise" has impacted on development and whether the BRICS are creating a new version of dependency.

Never Say
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 180

Never Say "No Comment"

- Go behind the scenes of 'Spin College' a top-secret media training centre where the Reporter From Hell teaches an engineer, a customer service executive and a police chief to use the common sense language of professional spokespersons. - Play the Spin Doctor's Game to avoid the traps of negative messages and negative people. - Write a One-Minute Power Message about the most important issues in your life or career, using a simple template.

China's Aid to Africa
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 152

China's Aid to Africa

Although China has rapidly increased foreign aid to Africa and is now a relatively major player in the developmental assistance regime, little is still known regarding how China delivers its foreign aid, and even less about how this foreign aid actually works in the recipient countries. This book, extensively utilising Chinese sources, much of which have not been available before, examines the effectiveness and sustainability of China's foreign aid in Africa, as well as the political, economic and diplomatic factors that influence Chinese aid disbursement policies. The book argues that a nebulous notion of "friendship", however ill-defined, is a key factor in Chinese aid, something which is ...

The Big Story
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 214

The Big Story

With the nation’s most respected broadcaster now exposed for cheating, The Big Story comes as a timely and highly topical satire on the television industry, where the words 'truth' and 'reality' can have quite different meanings. Written by an insider, it’s scurrilous, witty…and accurate (honest!)

Stuck in Middle GEAR
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Stuck in Middle GEAR

South Africa's ongoing incorporation into the international political economy as a global middle-power--a "bridgebuilder" between the global hegemons and those reluctant to follow their lead--has created in it a post-apartheid foreign policy that has been a bundle of contradictions and ambiguities. Through case studies of interaction with multilateral groupings and organizations, Taylor examines South African foreign policy during its ambivalent re-entry into the globalized neo-liberal political economy.

The Forum on China- Africa Cooperation (FOCAC)
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 126

The Forum on China- Africa Cooperation (FOCAC)

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-12-20
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  • Publisher: Routledge

The increase in China’s economic and political involvement in Africa is arguably the most momentous development on the continent since the end of the Cold War. This book seeks to detail the origins, structure, workings and activities of The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) and its development over the last nine years. Mindful of the growing realisation that Africa is to play an increasingly important role in global energy politics, Ian Taylor provides a clear and detailed overview of an organisation that has been generally overlooked, despite the exponential rise in the importance of the Chinese presence in Africa. Topics addressed include: the key structures, functions and operat...

Global Governance and Transnationalizing Capitalist Hegemony
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 260

Global Governance and Transnationalizing Capitalist Hegemony

This book is a critique of claims regarding?how emerging economies are supposedly?rewriting the rules of global governance and ushering in alternative models to neoliberal orthodoxy.?It argues that such assumptions are abstractions that ignore both the transnationalizing nature of the global political economy and the actual policy goals of the ruling classes?within most emerging economies.? Considering the larger issues behind the emerging economies (or powers) debate, the book deploys?an adapted global capitalism perspective with insights from Gramsci, Poulantzas and Cox, to?argue that the transnational nature of the global political economy and the actual policy goals of the dominant elite...

Crime in Context
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 316

Crime in Context

This book is a timely and wide-ranging account of the relationship between the development of a 'free market society' in Europe and North America and the fears and anxieties provoked by crime. It offers an evaluation of the theoretical schools in social theory and in criminology which continue to dominate the academy, but whose purchase on contemporary realities is everywhere slipping.

African Politics: A Very Short Introduction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 152

African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Africa is a continent of 54 countries and over a billion people. However, despite the rich diversity of the African experience, it is striking that continuations and themes seem to be reflected across the continent, particularly south of the Sahara. Questions of underdevelopment, outside exploitation, and misrule are characteristic of many - if not most-states in Sub-Saharan Africa. In this Very Short Introduction Ian Taylor explores how politics is practiced on the African continent, considering the nature of the state in Sub-Saharan Africa and why its state structures are generally weaker than elsewhere in the world. Exploring the historical and contemporary factors which account for Afric...

Car Painting
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 144

Car Painting

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-05-31
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  • Publisher: Crowood

An essential guide to all aspects of car painting, for keen amateurs and professionals alike. With step-by-step instructions and illustrations throughout, Car Painting covers the entire process - from panel preparation to spraying and painting techniques - offering guidance and tips on painting your car to a professional standard. With a focus on safety throughout, the book also covers: selecting and understanding paint, including important legislation; materials and equipment, and building your own paint booth; preparing your car, including parts removal, sanding, chemical stripping and rust proofing; masking and priming; painting techniques - spraying, clear coats and drying; stripes and custom touches; polishing, reassembly and preservation and finally, troubleshooting. Superbly illustrated with 200 colour photographs.