This title was first published in 2003. From its position as one of Africa's major investors, and a top provider of development assistance, Tokyo's quiet diplomacy is having a growing impact on African affairs. This book illuminates the challenges facing the prospective partnership, and deconstructs the international political economy of this relationship. Furthermore, through a series of comparative studies, it explores the relevance of the content of the East Asian experience of South Africa and the continent as a whole. Features include: - an innovative study of the international political economy of an increasingly important relationship between Asia and Africa - an original analysis of the comparative dimensions of East Asia and Southern Africa's respective experiences in development - contextualizes the South African and Japanese experiences within the contemporary globalization debate The book is suitable for students and courses in international relations, development studies and comparative politics, as well as African and Asian studies.

chapter |3 pages


ByChris Alden, Katsumi Hirano

part Part I|130 pages

Japan and South Africa

chapter 3|14 pages

Japanese-South African Relations During the Apartheid Era

ByMasako Osada

chapter 5|19 pages

Japan-South Africa Economic Relations: New Prospects or Neo-Mercantilist Perpetuation?

ByWillem van der Spuy, Monika Glinzler

chapter 6|19 pages

Japan and Southern Africa: The Resource Diplomacy Rationale

ByDeborah Sharp

chapter 7|14 pages

Japan, South Africa and the Region: Possibilities and Prospects

ByMatthew Simmonds

part Part II|150 pages

Comparative Dimensions in Development