Hur bemöts Kina i Afrika?: En mångdimensionell idealtypsanalys av Sydafrikas, Zambias och Zimbabwes bemötande av Kinas ökande ekonomiska intresse
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
Africa, Agreements, Approaches, Development Assistance, Cooperation, China, International Relations, Investments, Permissive, Policy, Restrictive, South Africa, States, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Afrika, Avtal, Angreppssätt, Bilateralt, Bistånd, Internationella relationer, Investeringar, Kina, Policy, Restriktiv, Sydafrika, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Political Science Globalization Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44452OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-44452DiVA: diva2:821476
Subject / course
Peace and Development Programme, 180 credits
2015-06-03, Linnéuniversitetet, 13:03 (Swedish)
Andersson, Staffan, Docent i Statsvetenskap
Silander, Daniel, Docent i Statsvetenskap