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Chinese energy companies in Africa, implications for the foreign policy of an authoritarian state, Kasandra Behrndt-Eriksen

Over the last decade, Chinese energy companies have engaged in the acquisition of oil and gas in Africa. This book investigates the activities of Chinese energy companies throughout a number of African countries, including Nigeria, Angola, Sudan and Tunisia. Based on seven years of empirical research and hundreds of interviews with Chinese government and company representatives, Chinese Energy Companies in Africa breaks original ground in understanding the emergence of domestic interest groups in foreign policy. It examines the impact of non-state actors on Chinese foreign policy, and in particular the increasing role played by national oil companies (NOCs). Supported by extensive data, this is also the first publication of its kind to focus on the foreign policy behaviour of an authoritarian state and the role herein played by non-state actors. In addition to the main cases put forward, a chapter of comparative mini-cases is included. This bookcreates important implications for both policymakers and scholars; it will serve as a valuable resource for those involved in the fields of foreign policy, international security and international relations
Table Of Contents
Chinese energy companies' acquisitions abroad -- Foreign policy of the authoritarian state -- The Chinese energy sector -- Nigeria : from "Angola model" to "Addax model" -- Angola : independent NOCs impacting foreign policy -- Sudan : a change of foreign policy -- Tunisia : Chinese companies involved for profit -- Mini-cases -- Conclusion
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource, illustrations
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