South America with China: A comparative approach to Argentina, Brazil and Chile

25 July 2012

Over the past decade China has strongly affected the commercial structures of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and other South American nations. The process has prompted South American states to adopt new political and economic strategies that affect not only their foreign relations, but also their domestic legislation. Scholarly debate has not yet addressed the links between China's impact and processes of national rulemaking in South America. This presentation applies an empirical multilevel analysis to two phenomena: (1) changes to South American legislation on mining and land property rights in light of Chinese demand, and (2) the strategies pursued by Argentina, Brazil and Chile as strategic partners of China in the emerging international system.

Ana Soliz Landivar is a Research Fellow at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Hamburg, and a DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Scholar. She holds a Masters in International Studies (Chile), postgraduate diplomas in Regional Integration (Spain and Chile), and graduate degrees in Political Science (Chile) and Law (Bolivia).

Time: 5.00-6.00

Location: Room 310, Old Teachers College

Cost: Free, RSVP essential

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