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Hur bemöts Kina i Afrika?: En mångdimensionell idealtypsanalys av Sydafrikas, Zambias och Zimbabwes bemötande av Kinas ökande ekonomiska intresse
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The outset of this study is to contribute to the literature concerning China’s increasing economic interest to engage in the African context, its economies and resource abundandce. The overarching research problem is that the approaches held by the respective African state entities may facilitate increasing development gains for the recipient state of this economic interest in principle. To adress this research problem the study is undertaken by conducting a comparative case study where three cases/states, with presumably diverging economic and political status, are likely to effect their overall state approaches differently.

Research questions, which are addressed by the creation of an idealtype analytic matrix, concern whether the states of South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe take on a more ‘permissive’ or ‘restrictive’ approach towards China’s economic interst and whether the approaches can be looked upon on both aggratege and case/area-specific levels.

The main findings are that a clear tendency of the ‘permissive approach’ may be noted on a aggregate level for all cases. Further, the cases’ economic and poltical status does not necessarily effect this aggregate tendency but but rather the dynamics in case-specific areas deemed relevant in this analysis. The desire to grasp the interest seems greater than internal dynamics.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Africa, Agreements, Approaches, Development Assistance, Cooperation, China, International Relations, Investments, Permissive, Policy, Restrictive, South Africa, States, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Keyword [sv]
Afrika, Avtal, Angreppssätt, Bilateralt, Bistånd, Internationella relationer, Investeringar, Kina, Policy, Restriktiv, Sydafrika, Zambia, Zimbabwe
National Category
Political Science Globalization Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44452OAI: diva2:821476
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
Peace and Development Programme, 180 credits
2015-06-03, Linnéuniversitetet, 13:03 (Swedish)
Available from: 2015-06-18 Created: 2015-06-15 Last updated: 2015-06-18Bibliographically approved

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