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“By linking Africa’s current display of economic dynamism ... to global changes that are underway, Kühnhardt revisits and goes beyond major historical themes and narratives. In the process, he elevates the continent as a global agenda-setting actor.”—Francis A. Kornegay, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Global Dialogue, University of South Africa

Africa Consensus is the rare book that treats Africa as the complex region that it is. Kühnhardt is experienced enough to put that complexity front and center ... and his distillations are nuanced enough to successfully describe a continent that is transforming before our very eyes and playing an ever-growing role in all aspects of the global economy and community. Students of Africa have a new place to begin.”—K. Y. Amoako, President and Founder, African Center for Economic Transformation

Chapter List

List of Tables and Figures

Introduction: From Scramble to Partnership—The Changing Place of Africa in World Affairs

1. The Global Turn and Its Meaning for Africa

2. Past Scrambles for Africa: Lessons Learned

3. A New African Beginning

4. Strategic Pillar: Peace and Security

5. Strategic Pillar: Development, Integration, and Cooperation

6. Strategic Pillar: Shared Values

7. Strategic Pillar: Institution-Building and Capacity-Building

8. Africa Consensus: A New Compact for a Common Age

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