Development Models in Muslim Contexts: Chinese, ''Islamic,'' by Robert Springborg

By Robert Springborg

This ebook marks a extra systematic research of the "Chinese fiscal improvement model," in addition to the choice "Muslim version" and the faltering globalization of a "Washington Consensus," specifically in regards to the Muslim international, which spans diverse fiscal and geographic different types and is itself the progenitor of a improvement version. The chinese language version is that this book's fundamental concentration, and it identifies its features and tracks its reception in Africa and Latin the US. It additionally investigates present pageant among improvement versions throughout Muslim contexts and the comparable factor of governance's centrality to improvement.

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7� Many analysts have argued that this aspects of Beij ing's African strategy seem short-sighted, in that China, too, will have a medium- and long-term interest in political stability and good governance in Africa, as well as good relations with the workers it employs and the communities in which it works. Bad experiences for the Chinese in Zambia were perhaps a wake-up call in this regard. There are also some signs that Beij ing is re-evaluating its blanket approval of and support for Khartoum's Darfur strategy.

Speaking at the launch this week of a new China research programme run by the j ohannesburg-based South African Institute of International Affairs ( SAI IA) , its chief academic said China had "changed the game of development" after years of domination by Western governments and donors. "I think that's probably the most important contribution China has made to date in African development", added Chris Alden, who is also a lecturer on China-Africa relations at the London School of Economics. Oscar Stuart, "Growing interest in motives, benefits of China's Africa push", Daily News, 2 5 October 2007 ( SA2-7 ) .

77 Although the contrast with the IFI model is stark and deliberate, it is not quite true that Chinese aid is conditionality-free : China insists that its African partner-governments frequently reiterate their commitment to the "One China Policy". 7 8 China has thus renounced any intention to make government in Africa more accountable, more transparent, or better institutionalised. It supports authori­ tarian rule overtly in Zimbabwe and Sudan, drawing sharp criticism from many African NGOs, civil society organisations and intellectuals.

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