Curse or Cure? China, Africa, and The Effects of Unconditioned Wealth.

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The article explores the interest of the Chinese government in Africa and the social consequences of wealth on a nation. The author argues that the majority of wealth involves conditions which will determine whether it enhances social welfare and that the investments of China in Africa are form of unconditioned wealth that may reduce social welfare. He explains certain areas being faced by politicians regarding the incentives from unconditioned wealth. He recommends possible ways to lessen the harms of unconditioned wealth on individuals.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4
Pages (from-to)84-126
Number of pages43
JournalBerkeley Journal of International Law
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009


  • Wealth
  • Public welfare
  • National interest
  • China -- Foreign relations
  • Africa -- Foreign relations
  • Politicians
  • China
  • Africa


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