Bhaso Ndzendze — Researcher in International Political Economy

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I am the Research Director at the University of Johannesburg Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS) and the Research Coordinator at the University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute (UJCI), and Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). I am also a PhD candidate at Wits University.

Currently, my work is extensively focused on the relationship between African countries and the People’s Republic of China, as well the African continent’s relationship with the United States. My PhD research is a quantitative analysis of the international political economy of interstate war in 20th century Africa.

Latest publications

African Democratisation and the One-China Policy

A modest theory I’ve been working on using 7 case studies: electoral competitiveness in newly democratic African states leads to recognition of China over Taiwan in the 21st century. Read the peer-reviewed briefing here: