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Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific

A Post State-Centric Analysis of China-Africa Relations

Internationalisation of Chinese Capital and State-Society Relations in Ethiopia

Authors: Ziso, Edson

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  • First book to include an in-depth analysis of Chinese capital and its hitherto neglected impact on state-society relations in a sub-Saharan African country
  • Employs a unique hybrid approach of three research traditions: Gourevitch’s ‘second image reversed’, Migdal’s ‘state-in-society’ framework and Hobbes’ relational understanding of power
  • Departs from the mainstream literature in that it questions the state-centric macro or geo-strategic staple of China-Africa relations
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This book offers a new alternative to understanding the relationship between China and Africa. Here, the author not only explores the changing nature of Ethiopia’s internal politics as a result of Chinese investment and commercial links, but also compellingly questions the existing state-centric macro or strategic investigation of China-Africa relations. By thoroughly reviewing and deploying the ‘second image reversed’ approach and the relational concept of state power analytical approaches, Ziso challenges the Western-centric Weberian conceptualization of state. This volume presents an eclectic approach to interpret the state transformation in Ethiopia in light of Chinese capital, arguing for a “state in society” framework which does not treat the state as a unitary black box. This analysis challenges the conventional binary staple which is often framed on whether China is the new imperialist power plundering Africa’s resources or is Africa’s historically all-weather friend. This volume offers an original contribution to knowledge on China’s relations with Ethiopia in particular, and with Africa in general.

About the authors

Edson Ziso is a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Adelaide, South Australia.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66452-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88248-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Post State-Centric Analysis of China-Africa Relations
Book Subtitle
Internationalisation of Chinese Capital and State-Society Relations in Ethiopia
Authors
Series Title
Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66453-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66453-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66452-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88248-2
Series ISSN
2662-222X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 244
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