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Neo-colonial Dynamics in Africa:A Comparative Study of China, Russia, and France: An Assessment of Economic, Political, Cultural, and Military Engagement as a Form of Neo-colonialism
Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS).
2024 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 12 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Even after the colonial legacy in Africa terminated, the time of exploitation and dependency was not over yet, but rather continues under the term known as neo-colonialism. Neo- colonialism can be observed all over the world, especially in Africa, where neo-colonialism through economic dependency, cultural hegemony, political influence, and military engagement contributes to the perpetuation of poverty, inequality, and underdevelopment in the neo-colonized countries while benefiting the neocolonial powers and their elite allies. This paper examines these neo-colonial dynamics with three case studies of three distinct examples — China, France, and Russia — with different aims, strategies, and historical backgrounds concerning colonialism. Their dynamics in Africa will be analyzed using the theoretical concept of neo-colonialism, which was constructed out of existing literature, and examined with a comparative analysis using qualitative and quantitative data. This paper concludes that all three countries practice different sorts of neo-colonialism in Africa, emphasizing their engagement on varying features like economic, military, cultural, or political means. This comparative study contributes to the existing research on neo-colonial practices by extensively analyzing each case and delivering new insight by comparing these.

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2024. , p. 47
Keywords [en]
Neo-colonialism, France, Russia, China, comparative analysis
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-68370OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-68370DiVA, id: diva2:1866148
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KS GPS Human Rights
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Available from: 2024-06-11 Created: 2024-06-06 Last updated: 2024-06-11Bibliographically approved

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