The End of China’s Non-Intervention Policy in Africa

  • Obert Hodzi

Part of the Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific book series (CSAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Obert Hodzi
    Pages 101-140
  3. Obert Hodzi
    Pages 141-168
  4. Obert Hodzi
    Pages 169-207
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-266

About this book


This book gives a compelling analysis and explanation of shifts in China’s non-intervention policy in Africa. Systematically connecting the neoclassical realist theoretical logic with an empirical analysis of China’s intervention in African civil wars, the volume highlights a methodical interlink between theoretical and empirical analysis that takes into consideration the changing status of rising powers in the global system and its effect on their intervention behaviour. Based on field research and expert interviews, it provides a rigorous analysis of China’s emergent intervention behaviour in some key African conflicts in Libya, South Sudan and Mali and broadens the study of external interventions in civil wars to include the intervention behaviour of non-Western rising powers.

Obert Hodzi is Visiting Researcher at the African Studies Center, Boston University, USA, and Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland.


non-intervention policy China African civil wars global governance Libya Mali South Sudan intervention behaviour African conflict global system and intervention globalization international relations security studies neoclasssical realist theoretical logic rising powers foreign intrastate armed conflict China's intervention policies intervention discourse foreign policy global policies

Authors and affiliations

  • Obert Hodzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of World CulturesUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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