ASRC 3330

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One key question about China's rise as an economic power has been what it does or is doing around the world. In this regard, China observers have taken note of emergence as the largest investors of late on the African continent. Also of significance is the fact that Chinese investments in Africa has been primarily in natural resources. This course is not about the benefits the concentration of investments in natural resources. Rather, it is about the manners in which China has defined its interests in Africa, pursued those interests, and the consequences that China's behavior for global governance, the domestic politics of African states, and the future well-being of African populations. Put into questions, the aims of this course are as follow: Should anyone should anyone worry about China's presence in Africa? Is China's presence part of the recolonizing of the Continent? Alternatively, is China's foray part of a global struggle for positioning between an emergent China and Africa's so-called traditional allies in the West? 

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

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    Combined with: GOVT 3333

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