The BRICS Policy Center (BPC) has the pleasure to invite for the seminar “The Rise of China and the development of State Capacity in Africa and Latin America”, organized by its project, the Global South Unit for Mediation (GSUM), to be held at BPC’s library* on November 28th, 2017, at 4 p.m, with Professor Benedict Bull (University of Oslo). The event will have the participation of Professor Claudia Fuentes (IRI/PUC-Rio and GSUM researcher) as chair.
“China is now a major actor in global development, and through its development aid, investments, trade and lending, it wields considerable influence in large parts of the world. The seminar will present a discussion based in a homonymous paper that argues that while Chinese development interventions have highly diverse impacts in different geographical contexts, they tend to strengthen the elites that are in power – whether in government or those supporting it from the outside. The extent to which Chinese policies contribute to strengthening state capacity depends on the incentives and visions that elites possess for strengthening state capacity. The session will also provide an understanding on the success of the Chinese development model and how it relates with the notions of democracy, development and to the hegemony of the neo-liberal state on the capacity of state institutions and state legitimacy in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.”
Kindly R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org – Limited seats.
The event will be held in English with no simultaneous translation.