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Kinas utmaning av IMF som normsättande makt

Wennberg, Mathias LU (2016) STVK02 20162
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
This bachelors degree paper explores the research topic how Chinas new strategy
and approach to development loans affect IMF as a normative power and ability to
set norms in regards to publict debt in Africa. The paper draws on the work of
Robert W Cox and his Neo-gramsican theory of norm building in international
organizations as well as constructivist theory to create a framework to analyze the
Sicomines agreement between China and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The
Sicomines agreement challenged the public debt norm set by IMF by using an
unconventional method of introducing loans by the Chinese Exim bank using
commercial terms to finance infrastructure and a subsequent mining project. By
reviewing articles commenting the... (More)
This bachelors degree paper explores the research topic how Chinas new strategy
and approach to development loans affect IMF as a normative power and ability to
set norms in regards to publict debt in Africa. The paper draws on the work of
Robert W Cox and his Neo-gramsican theory of norm building in international
organizations as well as constructivist theory to create a framework to analyze the
Sicomines agreement between China and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The
Sicomines agreement challenged the public debt norm set by IMF by using an
unconventional method of introducing loans by the Chinese Exim bank using
commercial terms to finance infrastructure and a subsequent mining project. By
reviewing articles commenting the agreement, the agreement itself as well as the
IMF framework, prior to, during and after the agreement the paper shows how
IMF bends its framework to be more flexible in face of the normative challenge.
As a consequent result IMF shows tendencies to bend their framework in
countries where a normative challenge exists. The paper also finds that there is no
inherent interest from China to challenge the norm if there isn’t any profitable
commercial interest to support or be gained. (Less)
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author
Wennberg, Mathias LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20162
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
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Africa, Robert Cox, IMF, Public Debt, China
language
Swedish
id
8896400
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  abstract     = {This bachelors degree paper explores the research topic how Chinas new strategy
and approach to development loans affect IMF as a normative power and ability to
set norms in regards to publict debt in Africa. The paper draws on the work of
Robert W Cox and his Neo-gramsican theory of norm building in international
organizations as well as constructivist theory to create a framework to analyze the
Sicomines agreement between China and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The
Sicomines agreement challenged the public debt norm set by IMF by using an
unconventional method of introducing loans by the Chinese Exim bank using
commercial terms to finance infrastructure and a subsequent mining project. By
reviewing articles commenting the agreement, the agreement itself as well as the
IMF framework, prior to, during and after the agreement the paper shows how
IMF bends its framework to be more flexible in face of the normative challenge.
As a consequent result IMF shows tendencies to bend their framework in
countries where a normative challenge exists. The paper also finds that there is no
inherent interest from China to challenge the norm if there isn’t any profitable
commercial interest to support or be gained.},
  author       = {Wennberg, Mathias},
  keyword      = {Africa,Robert Cox,IMF,Public Debt,China},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kinas utmaning av IMF som normsättande makt},
  year         = {2016},
}