publication . Article . 2017

Enter the dragon: the ecological disorganisation of Chinese capital in Africa

Mwenda Kailemia;
Open Access English
  • Published: 28 Apr 2017
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
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.
Subjects
free text keywords: HC, HT, Development, Sociology, Contradiction, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Debt, China, Ecology, Economic production, Environmental sociology, Neoliberalism, Development economics, Capitalism
Related Organizations

Foster, J., Clark, B. and Yoerk, R. (2010), The Ecological Rift: Capitalism's War on the Earth. Page 23 of 23

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