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Competition and Compromise among Chinese Actors in Africa

A Bureaucratic Politics Study of Chinese Foreign Policy Actors

Authors: Duggan, Niall

  • Explores China's foreign policy in relation to Africa
  • Differentiates between different foreign policy actors and explains their motives
  • Theorizes on the significance of a rising China in Africa
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This book explains why conflict exists among Chinese foreign-policy actors in Africa and argues against the concept that China has a grand strategy in relation to Africa. It does so by examining Sino-African relations by focusing on how China’s Africa policy is constructed and implemented concluding that a large number of actors are active in its formulation and implementation. The book argues that China’s Hegemonic Political Discourse (HPD), the goal of achieving a Harmonious Society and later the Chinese Dream through the Scientific Concept of Development, has dominated Chinese political discourse. It is this HPD that acts as the structural imperative that allows for collective action in the Chinese foreign-policy process in Africa rather than a Chinese grand strategy since the actors are unwilling to break the social norms of the collective process for fear of exclusion. 

This book will be of great interest to China watchers and those eager to understand how China's rise will impact the developing world.  


About the authors

Niall Duggan is a lecturer in the Department of Government and Politics at University College Cork, He was the Acting-Chair of Modern Chinese Society and Economy at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and lecturer at the Institute of East Asian Politics, Ruhr Universität Bochum.

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Hardcover £74.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-8812-5
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Competition and Compromise among Chinese Actors in Africa
Book Subtitle
A Bureaucratic Politics Study of Chinese Foreign Policy Actors
Authors
Series Title
Governing China in the 21st Century
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8813-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-8813-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8812-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 260
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