Asian Journal of PEACEBUILDING

Volume 9 Number 2 (November 2021)

Table of Contents

Research Articles

Comparing the Effects of Chinese and Traditional Official Finance on State Repression in Africa

Afa’anwi Ma’abo Che pp. 233-254 doi: 10.18588/202108.00a146
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Redressing biases in extant literature linking Chinese official finance and state repression, this article employs standard multiple regression analysis to comparatively assess the effects of different attributes of Chinese and traditional official finance on variations in rates of repression across Africa over the period of 2001-2018. Statistical outputs reveal more similarities than differences in the effects of Chinese and traditional official finance on repression. To prevent diversionary use of foreign official finance on repression, reforms towards specification of purposes of inflows in recipient African states are recommended.

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