AbstractThis thesis seeks to analyse the relationship between China's assertive-ness and US hegemony in Latin America in the period 2001-2015. The analysis was done by mixing quantitative and qualitative meth-ods, and has as a central hypothesis that the American hegemony
(which is assumed in retraction) negatively affected China's assertive-ness in the region. The thesis consists of seven chapters, ranging from general conclusions to particular conclusions. The hypothesis proves empirically, but variations are also found between countries and varia-tions by economic activity. I conclude that China approached Latin America through a strategy of accommodative assertiveness, and Latin American countries responded to that approach aiming at di-versifying their relationships.
|Date of Award||2017|
|Supervisor||Jan Knoerich (Supervisor) & Peter Kingstone (Supervisor)|