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Title: China in Africa: Assessing the Consequences for the Continent's Agenda for Economic Regionalism
Author: Colom Jaén, Artur
Mateos Martín, Óscar
Keywords: Regionalisme (Política internacional)
Relacions internacionals
Lliure comerç
Regionalism (International organization)
International relations
Free trade
Issue Date: 21-Apr-2022
Publisher: Cogitatio
Abstract: Africa has become a major arena in the so-called 'multiplex world'. The growing presence of China in the last two decades along with other emerging countries has turned the continent into a space where multiple patterns of interaction between state and non-state actors can be observed. International debates have become polarised over whether this new South-South dynamics generate new dependency relations or whether they have a truly transformative potential. This article focuses on China's role in economic integration processes in the African region. Far from merely reproducing the neoliberal pattern, this interaction may highlight a certain convergence between the African regional integration project and China's strategy to promote strategies aimed at structural transformation, with investment in infrastructure being an example of this. However, the article considers that rather than a Chinese strategy of reinforcing African regional integration, this is an essentially bilateral and very pragmatic Chinese strategy that has some indirect returns on regional integration, and is actually showing some signs of decline.
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It is part of: Politics and Governance, 2022, vol. 10, num. 2, p. 61-70
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ISSN: 2183-2463
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Història Econòmica, Institucions, Política i Economia Mundial)

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