16 January 2024
New book explores future for UK-Africa relations
The implications of Brexit for Africa are in focus in a new book authored by a King’s academic.
Dr Mark Langan examines the future for Africa-UK relations in the post-Brexit world and amid a ‘new scramble’ for the continent in his book, Global Britain and Neo-colonialism in Africa: Brexit, 'Development' and Coloniality.
Dr Langan, from the Department of European and International Studies, argues that Brexit was fuelled by an imperial romanticism that has given rise to a Global Britain project involving the perpetration of ‘Empire 2.0’ in Africa.
In this context, he examines UK elites’ pursuit of Brexit trade deals and the development consequences of premature market opening. Dr Langan also explores the UK’s pursuit of security interests and human rights criticisms and concludes by highlighting Africa’s ability to resist the Global Britain project.
You can find out more about the book, published by Palgrave Macmillan, at the link here: Global Britain and Neo-colonialism in Africa: Brexit, 'Development' and Coloniality.