Campus Units

Community and Regional Planning

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Fall 2019

Journal or Book Title

Africa Today

Volume

66

Issue

1

First Page

2

Last Page

27

DOI

10.2979/africatoday.66.1.01

Abstract

Globalization is one of the most important socioeconomic processes of recent decades, but it has elicited a reactionary backlash in some countries, leading to calls for reform. President Trump's rise to power in the United States and his determination to rewrite his country's involvement in globalization have brought substantial changes to foreign policy, including the US–Africa relationship. His administration's policies appear undeveloped, but we can determine distinct trends and tendencies. This article examines the effects of these policies on Africa to argue that they go beyond a return to the benign neglect shown by many US presidents before the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, to include a malign governmental gaze, exemplifying a retreat from US global hegemony through selective delinking in aid, and manifesting economic and security interests in Africa in particularly detrimental ways.

Comments

This article is published as Francis Owusu, Ricardo Reboredo and Pádraig Carmody, Trumping Development: Selective Delinking and Coercive Governmentality in US–Africa Relations., Africa Today Fall 2019, 66(1)2-27. DOI: 10.2979/africatoday.66.1.01. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Indiana University Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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