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New Publication: India's Africa Policy


"India's Africa Policy – Challenges of a Millennia-Old Relationship" has been published by Palgrave Macmillan. Dr. Philipp Gieg, postdoctoral reseracher at the Chair of International Relations and European Studies, analyzes India's contemporary Africa policy – from trade, investment and development cooperation to diplomatic relations and security policy.

The book is based on Dr. Philipp Gieg's dissertation, which was awarded the Kulturpreis Bayern as well as the joint dissertation prize of the Unterfränkische Gedenkjahrstiftung für Wissenschaft and the University of Würzburg. It analyzes India's Africa policy with a special focus on foreign economic policy, development cooperation as well as politico-diplomatic relations and security policy.

After outlining the historical and normative foundations, the work focuses on India's Africa policy after the country's economic liberalization in 1991, while also providing the first comprehensive analysis of New Delhi's Africa policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"India's Africa Policy" is published by Palgrave Macmillan and is available in print and as an eBook. The book is part of the series "Africa's Global Engagement: Perspectives from Emerging Countries," edited by Prof. Ajay Dubey of Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

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About the book

The book analyses how India’s rise to the status of an emerging power has affected New Delhi’s Africa policy, after sketching the historical evolution and normative underpinnings of Indo-African relations, and what challenges it has brought for New Delhi’s engagement with the continent.

India and Africa share a history dating back millennia. Today, India is one of Africa’s biggest trading partner countries, second only to China. The country regularly extends lines of credit worth billions to African nations, and its pharmaceutical producers dominate many African markets; almost one-fifth of India’s oil imports and more than one-quarter of its natural gas imports come from the continent. However, relations between India and Africa are far from being limited to economic cooperation.

The book scrutinises three foreign policy fields: (1) India’s foreign economic policy towards Africa with an in-depth analysis of Indo-African trade, investment and lines of credit; (2) New Delhi’s development cooperation policy vis-à-vis Africa, its principles, instruments and volume; (3) India’s politico-diplomatic foreign and security policy vis-à-vis Africa, including New Delhi's high-level diplomacy, security and diaspora policy as well as multilateral Africa policy.

Bibliographic Information

Philipp Gieg: India's Africa Policy – Challenges of a Millennia-Old Relationship
Published in June 2023
Palgrava Macmillan, Singapur
413 pages

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-19-6849-5
ISBN Hardcover: 978-981-19-6848-8
ISBN eBook: 978-981-19-6849-52