Title page for etd-0725115-170333


[Back to Results | New Search]

URN etd-0725115-170333
Author MADI SAWO
Author's Email Address No Public.
Statistics This thesis had been viewed 5344 times. Download 284 times.
Department International Master Program in Asia-Pacific Affairs (IMAPA)
Year 2014
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language English
Title China's Purposes to Participate in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in Africa,1989-2015
Date of Defense 2015-07-27
Page Count 147
Keyword
  • social constructivism
  • Africa
  • People’s Republic of China
  • realism
  • UN peacekeeping operation
  • Abstract Over the past two decades dynamic transformations in China’s cooperation with the international community in addressing internal conflicts in Africa through peacekeeping have generated curiosity among many China observers and numerous attempts were made to analyze the trend. However, most analysts took universal dimension in examining China’s peacekeeping. Besides, those who focused mainly on China’s peacekeeping in Africa lump different aspects resulting in over generalization and obscurity. In modestly addressing those limitations as well as contributing to literature on China’s peacekeeping, the paper formulates an arch shape analytical framework supported by theoretical perspectives of realism and social constructivism on six cases drawn from various parts of Africa in order to systematically investigate and explain purposes for China’s participation in United Nations peacekeeping operations in Africa since 1989. The paper utilizes comparative historical analysis approach based on qualitative method in which secondary sources are consulted in addressing the problem. From the cases investigated, it has been discovered that multiple factors are responsible for China’s involvement in peacekeeping in Africa. Thus, the paper concludes that while China’s peacekeeping in Africa is greatly catalyzed by the degree of material stakes it has in some cases, there are also indications of collective interest imperatives construed within humanitarian context.
    Advisory Committee
  • Tsai, Ming-yen - chair
  • Chu,Wen-Jang - co-chair
  • Lin, Wen-cheng - advisor
  • Files
  • etd-0725115-170333.pdf
  • Indicate in-campus at 1 year and off-campus access at 2 year.
    Date of Submission 2015-09-02

    [Back to Results | New Search]


    Browse | Search All Available ETDs

    If you have more questions or technical problems, please contact eThesys