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Towards a Critical Geopolitics of China’s Engagement with African Development

Power, M.; Mohan, G.

Authors

G. Mohan



Contributors

T. Young
Editor

Abstract

China’s growth has required a concerted economic internationalisation and with it changing foreign policy discourses, that bring China closer binationally and multilaterally to other countries. As a result the orientation of China’s vision of ‘development’ both nationally and internationally is shifting. Although still premised on long-standing claims of ‘peaceful’ and ‘harmonious’ co-operation part of China’s recent internationalisation is the extension of a ‘new’, ‘pragmatic’ vision of development. This ‘new’ vision of interaction around development co-operation is growthoriented and market-based leading some observers to characterise it as ‘market extremism’, even a form of neoliberalism, though one with ‘Chinese characteristics’ in recognition...

Citation

Power, M., & Mohan, G. (2016). Towards a Critical Geopolitics of China’s Engagement with African Development. In T. Young (Ed.), Readings in the International Relations of Africa (322-337). Indiana University Press

Online Publication Date Jan 11, 2016
Publication Date 2016-01
Deposit Date Feb 9, 2016
Publisher Indiana University Press
Pages 322-337
Book Title Readings in the International Relations of Africa
Chapter Number 26
Publisher URL http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=807684