Professor and director, international development program, johns hopkins university/sais visiting professor, university of bergen, norway and author of the dragon's gift: the real story of china in africa (oxford u press, 2009, 2011. China as well as reviewing policy over the last decade however, the relevance of this study extends beyond africa or china: it seeks to examine and reveal new relationships in international relations theories on africa-china relations according to dependency theory, africans are engaging with china because china wants to engage with africa. Changed in the past years dramatically: china became in 2009 south africa’s number one trading partner (reuters 2009)1 and briefly after, in 2010 invited china south africa to join the “ ri” grouping of emerging economies (herskovitz 2010), which south africa followed in 2011 (niu 2011: 12. Enticed by previous research such as samia satti nour (2010) on impact of china-africa aid relation the case of sudan and guloba et al (2010) on impact of china-africa aid relation the case of uganda, i opt to research on the prevalence of such peculiarities surrounding china’s aid to africa.
Kalu, nkemjika e, understanding africa’s china policy: a test of dependency theory and a study of african motivations in increasing engagement with china (2012) political science department -- theses, dissertations, and student scholarship. China is flexing its economic strength in africa, not because it wants to colonize africa, but because of mercantilist ambitions in search for raw materials – petroleum, timber, cobalt. However, at the onset of the twenty-first century, china, experiencing the throes of the most massive industrialization in human history, began to identify africa, a continent full of natural resources, commodities and a vast untapped market, as a place of great long-term strategic value.
On this page, which i hope to regularly update, i will post ideas for research, mainly for students who are able to do fieldwork i welcome other ideas and will add them to the list (1) china's scholarship program for africans. China is even addressed as africa´s “all-weather friend” (large 2010:89 kapembwa 2011), which also implies a long term commitment and more importantly, that china will not suddenly withdraw from africa if things get tough. The increasing role of china in africa may have some negative consequences for the african people with china’s “no strings attached” approach to investment and foreign assistance to the region yun sun outlines areas for increased cooperation between the us, china and african countries in order to advance common goals.
B the taiwan question: the role of recognition in china’s africa policy c the china challenge: africa as a base of hegemonic competition d from competition to cooperation: sino-african relations as a model iii hypothesis and theory a from realpolitik to idealpolitik b thesis statement c 44 a neo-gramscian evaluation of hegemony iv. The thesis conclusions claim that china is following a stable pattern towards the african ports and meeting some of the string of pearls strategy points keywords: china in africa, african ports, sloc, string of pearls, structural realism.
Since the course launched in 2010, our students have written up an impressive range of research projects, as can be seen in the list of past dissertation topics below profiles of our dissertation supervisors, based in faculties, departments and colleges across the university, can be viewed here. A thesis submitted to the faculty of the graduate school of the creighton university in partial third triennial forum on china-africa cooperation (focac) in beijing, where china signed a us$19 billion deal with 19 african nations previous iterations of this conference had.
Master’s thesis international administration and global governance impact of china’s aid on economic development in africa: the case of cameroon author: gadinga amstrong dopgima advisor: victor lapuente gine and heather congdon fors 14th of august, 2013. Impacts of china’s investments in south africa by sabrina woltmann master thesis in development and international relations department of culture and global studies south africa is an interesting matter, since the bilateral relationship between china and south africa. Master thesis – the china-africa marriage page | 1 10 introduction the clear presence of chinese mncs on the global market place is changing the scenery of.