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Jackson Discusses China: Relations With Southeast Asia, and Foreign Direct Investment in Africa

Steven Jackson, Department of Political Science, recently presented two papers on China to the Asian Studies Development Program and to the International Studies Association.

At the Asian Studies Development Program conference in Seattle, Wash., March 29–31, 2012, Jackson’s presented “China’s Good Neighbor Policy: Or, How to Be a Regional Hegemon and Still Be Liked.” The paper examines the relationship between China and its Southeast Asian neighbors from the 19th century to the present.

Jackson also presented “Correlates of Corruption? China’s Foreign Direct Investment in Africa and African Misgovernment” at the International Studies Association annual meeting in San Diego, Calif., on April 2, 2012. The paper examines the relationship between Chinese investment in African states and levels of corruption and repression in those countries from 2003–2011.

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