Nigeria   U S  Trade Relations in the Non Oil Sector Book

Nigeria U S Trade Relations in the Non Oil Sector


  • Author : Gbadebo Olusegun Odularu
  • Publisher : Universal-Publishers
  • Release Date : 2008-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781599427034

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Nigeria U S Trade Relations in the Non Oil Sector Excerpt :

In as much as trade fosters economic development, it also exacerbates poverty, especially in the sub Saharan African (SSA) countries. Against this backdrop, this study will increase our understanding of the estimation of non-oil commodity trade flows between Nigeria and the U.S. More specifically, the study aims to analysing the impact of African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) on the U.S. imports of non-oil products from Nigeria. The research objectives are woven around the following questions: - What is the nature of Nigeria's and the U.S.'s foreign trade policies with particular reference to non-oil trade? - What are the patterns, magnitude, composition and trends in Nigeria-US non-oil trade? - Which economic sectors possess greatest potential for fostering trade in the non-oil sector between Nigeria and the U.S.? - What is the impact of AGOA on the diversification and growth of non-oil exports in Nigeria? This study adopts the difference-in-differences (DiD) as the research methodology. Within the Nigerian context, DiD intuitively compares the trends in imports of AGOA non-oil products before and after AGOA with the pattern of imports of non-AGOA non-oil products before and after AGOA, controlling for the timing of AGOA, import capacity and economic performance of both U.S. and Nigeria. Using the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Integrated Data Base (IDB), the empirical analysis reveals that AGOA non-oil products increased by as much as 182 percent with the implementation of AGOA, while the non-AGOA non-oil products fell by 76 percent. Conclusively, AGOA has had a considerably positive impact on the Nigerian non-oil sector at the general level. The policy implication of the empirical analysis is the need for the U.S. to expand the product coverage and opportunities of AGOA non-oil products in order for AGOA to achieve its objectives of using trade as a potent tool for promoting economic growth in SSA.

Fostering Trade in Africa Book

Fostering Trade in Africa


  • Author : Gbadebo O.A. Odularu
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-03-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030366322

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Fostering Trade in Africa Excerpt :

This book discusses trade relations and facilitation issues at both the regional and the continental African level, highlighting the increasing business opportunities and challenges that confront Africa in the digital age. It also examines the effects of trade policies and other policy instruments on Africa’s economic development and presents workable policy measures for a more business-friendly ecosystem. Discussing various topics, including trade relations between African countries, African and international trade agreements, and trade liberalization policies, the book appeals to scholars of economics, business and management as well as professionals and policymakers interested in fostering free trade and sustainable business development in Africa.

The New Scramble for Africa Book

The New Scramble for Africa


  • Author : Pádraig Carmody
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-04-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745637525

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The New Scramble for Africa Excerpt :

Once marginalized in the world economy, the past decade has seen Africa emerge as a major global supplier of crucial raw materials like oil, uranium and coltan. With its share of world trade and investment now rising and the availability of natural resources falling, the continent finds itself at the centre of a battle to gain access to and control of its valuable natural assets. China's role in Africa has loomed particularly large in recent years, but there is now a new scramble taking place involving a wider range of established and emerging economic powers from the EU and US to Japan, Brazil and Russia. This book explores the nature of resource and market competition in Africa and the strategies adopted by the different actors involved - be they world powers or small companies. Focusing on key commodities, the book examines the dynamics of the new scramble and the impact of current investment and competition on people, the environment, and political and economic development on the continent. New theories, particularly the idea of Chinese "flexigemony" are developed to explain how resources and markets are accessed. While resource access is often the primary motive for increased engagement, the continent also offers a growing market for low-priced goods from Asia and Asian-owned companies. Individual chapters explore old and new economic power interests in Africa; oil, minerals, timber, biofuels, food and fisheries; and the nature and impacts of Asian investment in manufacturing and other sectors. The New Scramble for Africa will be essential reading for students of African studies, international relations, and resource politics as well as anyone interested in current affairs.

European Foreign Policy in a Decarbonising World Book

European Foreign Policy in a Decarbonising World


  • Author : Sebastian Oberthür
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-24
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000541052

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European Foreign Policy in a Decarbonising World Excerpt :

Contributing to the emerging literature on the geopolitical and foreign policy implications of decarbonisation and energy transition processes, this book sheds light on the future of the European Union’s (EU) external relations under decarbonisation. Under the Paris Agreement on climate change, adopted in 2015, governments are committed to phasing out the emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases over the coming decades. This book addresses the many questions around this process of decarbonisation through detailed analyses of EU external relations with six fossil-fuel exporting countries: Nigeria, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Colombia, Qatar, and Canada. The authors systematically examine the six countries’ varying dependence on fossil fuels, the broader political and security context, current relations with the EU, and the potential for developing these towards decarbonisation. In doing so, they put forward a series of findings that should hold across varying circumstances and provide a steppingstone to enrich and inspire further research on foreign policy, external relations, and international relations under decarbonisation. The book also makes an important contribution to understanding the external implications of the 2019 European Green Deal. This volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of European environmental and climate policy, climate diplomacy, energy policy, foreign policy, and climate/energy geopolitics.

South South Co Operation  A Case of Indo Nigerian Economic Relations Book

South South Co Operation A Case of Indo Nigerian Economic Relations


  • Author : J. E. Eton
  • Publisher : Allied Publishers
  • Release Date : 2006-06-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9798184240862

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South South Co Operation A Case of Indo Nigerian Economic Relations Excerpt :

South-South Co-operation: A Case Study of Indo-Nigerian Economic Relations work, presents the trends and pattern of Indo-Nigerian economic relations during the period 1960 to 1995, in the context of South-South Co-operation. While examining the gamut of the economic relationship between the two countries during the aforementioned period, theoretical analyses, as well as quantitative aspects of the subject were attempted. The exercise revealed the changing pattern and composition of Indo-Nigerian trade, and the growth trends in South-South economic and trade relations. Given the dearth of well researched information on the nature and trends of Inso-Nigerian economic relations, this contribution will be a valuable addition to the arsenal of those interested in Indo-Nigerian economic diplomacy; scholars as well as those who are interested in Indo-Nigerian economic diplomacy; scholars, as well as those who are interested in economic co-operation among developing countries. The value of the suggestions made in this book is not limited to Nigeria, bit extends to all the developing countries whose economies are similarly skewed.

Sino U S  Energy Triangles Book

Sino U S Energy Triangles


  • Author : David Zweig
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-07-24
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317677871

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Sino U S Energy Triangles Excerpt :

The remarkable performance of the Chinese economy in the last three decades has placed China at the centre of the world stage. In 1993, China became a net importer of energy, although it was not until the early 2000s that the world began to pay more attention to China’s energy needs and its potential impact on the world. With China’s energy search occurring within a hegemonic global structure dominated by the United States, the US watches with interest as China enhances its ties with energy-rich states. The book examines this triangular relationship and questions whether the US and China are in competition regarding access to the energy of a third state, within the context of a potential power transition. It includes case studies on China's energy relationship with countries such as Canada, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Iran, Sudan and Venezuela and aims to understand the way a rising power interacts with the existing leading power and the possible outcome of this competition. The analytical framework employed helps the reader to understand not only the nature and pattern of triangles among US, China and the Resource Rich States under ‘resource diplomacy’, but also the salient features of US-China competition around the world. Making an impressive contribution to the literature in fields such as US-China relations, international relations, Chinese foreign policy and global energy geopolitics, this book will appeal to students and scholars of these subjects.

U S  and Chinese Engagement in Africa Book

U S and Chinese Engagement in Africa


  • Author : Jennifer G. Cooke
  • Publisher : CSIS
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 61
  • ISBN 10 : 0892065389

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U S and Chinese Engagement in Africa Excerpt :

The CSIS Africa Program, in collaboration with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the Chinese Institute for International Studies (CIIS), hosted a conference in Washington, D.C., in December 2007, on U.S. and Chinese engagement in Africa. The conference included senior leaders and expert analysts from China, the United States, and African countries, including Kenya, Nigeria, Angola, Ghana, Swaziland, and Uganda. The event followed on from a 2006 conference in Beijing that examined the scope, characteristics, and drivers of China's engagement in Africa. The recent meeting was intended as a complement to the 2006 initiative, seeking to solicit a range of African views on the impacts of Chinese engagement in Africa and to identify areas for possible U.S.-China-Africa collaboration.At the December 2007 conference, commissioned papers were tabled—and are published here, along with a substantive introduction—that examined China's engagement in Kenya, Angola, and Nigeria. The authors, experts from the three focal countries, each drew on extensive in-country interviews. Their contributions examine the history of and future opportunities for U.S., Chinese, and African cooperation in energy security, public health, corporate social responsibility, and building African security capacity. With U.S., Chinese, and international interest in Africa at a high point—for reasons both positive and negative—this report adds some welcome granularity to the literature on these multifaceted relationships.

United States Policy Toward Nigeria Book

United States Policy Toward Nigeria


  • Author : U. S. Government Printing Office Staff
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Democracy
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000032120431

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The Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politics Book

The Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politics


  • Author : A. Carl LeVan
  • Publisher : Oxford Handbooks
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 801
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198804307

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The Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politics Excerpt :

This volume is an authoritative and agenda-setting examination of Nigerian politics.