China and Africa

Building Peace and Security Cooperation on the Continent

  • Chris Alden
  • Abiodun Alao
  • Zhang Chun
  • Laura Barber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Africa’s Peace and Security and China’s Evolving Policy

  3. Case Studies

  4. Regional and Global Perspectives

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 371-403

About this book


This book investigates the expanding involvement of China in security cooperation in Africa. Drawing on leading and emerging scholars in the field, the book uses a combination of analytical insights and case studies to unpack the complexity of security challenges confronting China and the continent. It interrogates how security considerations impact upon the growing economic and social links China has developed with African states.


Peacekeeping Military relations African Union United Nations Defence Non-interference Foreign policy Policy-making

Editors and affiliations

  • Chris Alden
    • 1
  • Abiodun Alao
    • 2
  • Zhang Chun
    • 3
  • Laura Barber
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of International RelationsLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.African Leadership Centre, School of Global AffairsKing’s College London LondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Institute for Foreign Policy StudiesShanghai Institutes for International StudiesShanghaiChina
  4. 4.Political and Security AnalystLondonUnited Kingdom

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