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Lever imperialismen ånyo?: Relationen mellan Kina och Afrika
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Since Africa’s decolonization a number of foreign economic actors have begun toemerge in several African countries and they prove a vital role in many ways. China isone of the largest actor and they have a long history of political and economic ties withAfrica. China act primarily in Africa to meet their growing economy’s demand fornatural resources, and by providing aid and trade with development countries in Africathey get important natural resources like oil and iron ore in return. This has sparked adebate in western societies which accuses China of being imperialistic and that they onlybenefit their own needs. China on the other hand claims that their aid and trade withdevelopment countries in Africa is for a mutual benefit. The purpose of this study was toinvestigate whether there was any truth in the western accusations of China beingimperialistic based on two well-known and established theories of imperialism. Byhighlighting the features that the theories considered to be imperialistic, China’s doingsin Africa could be analyzed. The conclusion was that there may be some concern withsome aspects of China’s dealings in Africa but it would be presumptuous to call themimperialistic.

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2011. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Hobson, Lenin, Imperialism, China, Africa
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-12235OAI: diva2:421448
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
International Politics Studies, specialization Political Analysis, 180 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-06-17 Created: 2011-06-08 Last updated: 2011-06-17Bibliographically approved

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