Dan Banik & Benedicte Bull: Chinese engagement in Africa and Latin America: does it matter for state capacity?
In Esteban Nicholls (ed.) Studying the State, 2019.
Dan Banik and Benedicte Bull
Description of the book
The book evaluates the results of this return to the state by looking at recent historical events to analyse the outcomes, processes, successes and failures of these projects. It also explores the role of China in affecting the margins of manoeuvrability of states, especially Latin American states. Finally, the book considers various perspectives on the theory of the state, contributing to theoretical approaches in the social sciences but in a way that is always grounded in their utility for addressing real-world problems.
Contributing to theoretical understandings of the state through grounded case studies, Studying the State will be of great interest to scholars of Latin America, the Global South and neoliberalism and the state.