China is entering into the African continent with a raging speed. The multiple investments, the political involvement and the building of infrastructure have during the last decade gained much attention from both the media and scholars. Most of these focus on the consequences of the Chinese entry into the Western domain of aid, whether or not China is a new imperialist power, or whether or not China will undermine the Western good governance principles in Africa. Not much has been said about how China has managed to gain such a rapid foothold into the individual countries. Therefore, in this thesis I will analyze how China has gone about securing access to resources and political influence on the continent. I will put forward three country cases in this multiple case study; Angola, Nigeria and Sudan. I will analyze China’s increasing presence in Africa through Carmody’s concept of flexigemony.
|Educations||MSc in International Business and Politics, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis|
|Number of pages||82|