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dc.contributor.advisorTaylor, Ian
dc.contributor.authorCowaloosur, Honita
dc.coverage.spatialxi, 318en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates the capacity of the newly introduced Chinese Special Economic Zones in Africa (CSEZAs) to deliver ‘cooperation’ and ‘mutual development’ to China and Africa. Referring to existing scholarship on other forms of liberal spatial economics, it addresses the conceptual, methodological and theoretical void in which the subject of CSEZAs evolves in academia. As extensive global interactive processes are identified in the schema of the CSEZA, this thesis advocates Andre Gunder Frank’s Dependency Theory as the appropriate prism through which to explicate the new zone format. Empirical data about the seven CSEZAs outline the problematic and development-conducive aspects of the zone model. It is argued here that the failure to customise the SEZ model to the African context is what corrodes the developmental prospects of the CSEZAs. The Mauritius JinFei Economic and Trade Cooperation Zone is taken as an example of a problematic CSEZA. A detailed analysis of the Mauritian case allows a visualisation of the respective role of China and the African state in the CSEZA context. As the exploitative and non-developmental nature of the CSEZA model (in its current form), is established, this thesis concludes that the CSEZA gives a new interpretation to the traditional practice of dependency. This new version, nonetheless, exacerbates the dialectic development-underdevelopment processes integral to the global capitalist economy.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subjectChinese special economic zones in Africaen_US
dc.subjectEconomic and trade cooperation zonesen_US
dc.subjectDependency theoryen_US
dc.subjectAndre Gunder Franken_US
dc.subjectState owned enterprisesen_US
dc.subjectSpecial purpose vehiclesen_US
dc.subject.lcshMauritius Jinfei Economic and Trade Cooperation Zone Co. Ltd.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFree ports and zones--Mauritiusen_US
dc.subject.lcshChina--Foreign economic relations--Mauritiusen_US
dc.subject.lcshMauritius--Foreign economic relations-Chinaen_US
dc.subject.lcshChina--Economic policy--21st centuryen_US
dc.subject.lcshInvestment, Foreign--Mauritiusen_US
dc.subject.lcshEconomic development--Mauritiusen_US
dc.subject.lcshEconomic development--Chinaen_US
dc.titleRe-inscribing dependency : the political economy of Mauritius JinFei Economic and Trade Cooperation Zone Co. Ltd.en_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US

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