Kailemia, MLW (2017) Enter the dragon: the ecological disorganisation of Chinese capital in Africa. Third World Research, 38 (9). pp. 2082-2096. ISSN 1743-9728

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This article draws on the theory and recent research on ‘ecological disorganization’- defined as ‘the ways in which human preferences for organizing economic production consistent with the objectives of capitalism are an inherent contradiction with the health of the ecological system’- to explore the ‘corporate violence’ apropos of Chinese investment in Africa. In line with other ecological disorganization theorists, we show how the deployment of Chinese capital in Africa structures and reproduces subjectivation, but also how, ultimately, this subjectivation is implicated in Africa’s ecological disorganization.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article to be published in Third World Review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2017.1315299
Uncontrolled Keywords: Capital, ecological disorganisation, China, Africa, treadmill of production, neoliberalism, debt
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Science and Public Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2016 13:16
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 12:41
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/1900

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