China and Africa

Building Peace and Security Cooperation on the Continent

Editors: Alden, C., Alao, A., Chun, Z., Barber, L. (Eds.)

  • The first comprehensive and detailed study of the growing security links between China and the African continent
  • Analyses how China’s links with Africa’s continental and regional organizations, especially the African Union, connects with security links it has developed with key African countries
  • Assesses an array of case studies of China’s involvement in country-specific Africa security contexts
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This book investigates the expanding involvement of China in security cooperation in Africa. Drawing on leading and emerging scholars in the field, the volume uses a combination of analytical insights and case studies to unpack the complexity of security challenges confronting China and the continent. It interrogates how security considerations impact upon the growing economic and social links China has developed with African states.

About the authors

Chris Alden, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), has published widely on China-Africa issues and is a research associate of the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) and Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria.

Abiodun Alao, African Leadership Centre, School of Global Affairs, King’s College London has published extensively on African studies. He is also holds Visiting Professorship position at the Nigerian Defence Academy.

Zhang Chun, Deputy Director, Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, China, has published widely on China-Africa relations, African peace and security, international theory, and China's foreign policy; and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of 2 Journals namely Global Review (in Chinese) and China Quarterly of International Strategic Studies (CQISS) (in English).

Laura Barber is a politic

al risk analyst based in London, previously of the LSE. She specialises in in Chinese foreign policy towards Africa with a particular focus on China-Sudan and South Sudan relations. 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction: Seeking Security: China’s Expanding Involvement in Security Cooperation in Africa

    Alden, Chris (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Africa’s Security Challenges and China’s Evolving Approach to Africa’s Peace and Security Architecture

    Alao, Abiodun (et al.)

    Pages 13-38

  • China’s Changing Role in Peace and Security in Africa

    Alden, Chris (et al.)

    Pages 39-66

  • Developmental Peace: Understanding China’s Africa Policy in Peace and Security

    Xuejun, Wang

    Pages 67-82

  • China’s Development-Oriented Peacekeeping Strategy in Africa

    Lei, Xue

    Pages 83-99

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eBook £87.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52893-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £109.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52892-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
China and Africa
Book Subtitle
Building Peace and Security Cooperation on the Continent
Editors
  • Chris Alden
  • Abiodun Alao
  • Zhang Chun
  • Laura Barber
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52893-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52893-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52892-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 403
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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