Publications by Bhaso Ndzendze
Below is a list of some articles, papers, books, book chapters and reports published by Bhaso Ndzendze
Selected Peer Reviewed Papers and Book Chapters
- 2019: ‘Is there a Reverse Correlation in Growth of Japanese and Chinese Exports to Africa? Evidence from South Africa, Kenya and Uganda, 2007-2017’, Tamkang Journal of International Affairs.
- 2019: ‘China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Linkages with the African Union’s Agenda 2063 in Historical Perspective,’ Transnational Corporations Review.
- 2020: ‘Domestic Audiences and Economic Opportunity Cost: African Democratisation as a Determinant in the Recognition of China over Taiwan, 2001–2018,’ Journal of Asian and African Studies.
- 2020: ‘Turning Crisis into Opportunity? African Agricultural Exports during the Trade War,’ South African Institute of International Affairs.
- 2020: ‘Inversely Correlated? Comparing EU-27 and Chinese Exports to South Africa, 2007-2018,’ The European Foreign Affairs Review.
- 2021: Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in International Relations (World Scientific Press).
- 2021: ‘Autochthonous Routes to Democracy: Assessing the BRICS Polities,’ The BRICS Order (Palgrave Macmillan).
- 2021: ‘Strains in Sino-Indian Relations: Whither the BRICS?,’ The BRICS Order (Palgrave Macmillan).
- 2021: ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution in South Africa,’ Oxford Handbook of the South African Economy (Oxford University Press).
- 2021: ‘BRICS and the Economics of Terrorism,’ Latin American Report.
- 2021: The BRICS Order: Assertive or Complementing the West? – co-editor (Palgrave Macmillan).
- Africa: The Continent we Construct (2015: Verity Publishers).
- Beginner’s Dictionary of Contemporary International Relations (2017: University of the Witwatersrand, Department of International Relations; and The National Library of South Africa).
- Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in International Relations (2021: World Scientific Press).
- The BRICS Order: Assertive or Complementing the West? (2021: Palgrave Macmillan).
- China and the Others: The Evolution of Sino-South African Trade in the Asia-Pacific Regional Context, 1997-2018 (forthcoming).
Overview of theoretical and policy contributions
- A discovery of the determinants of African countries’ diplomatic switches from Taiwan to Mainland China by locating democracy (electoral accountability) as a source of bottom-up pressure in the making of foreign policy.
- Discovered the problem of information asymmetry in legitimacy appraisals during escalations of interstate disputes among East African countries.
- Demonstration of a lack of inverse correlation in African imports from China and traditional partners (EU and US) and Japan, thereby problematising assumptions about choice.
- A model of how artificial intelligence has reshaped state logics in foreign policy and security considerations (democratic peace and economic independence).
- A study of the implications of the US-China trade war (2018-2020) for the City of Johannesburg.
- Recommendations on the implications of the 4IR for African languages to the Universities South Africa (USAf) Community of Practice on Language.
- Advised policymakers and private sector actors on digital opportunities presented by the US-China (Huawei-Google) trade war (especially search engines).
Thought leadership platforms
- Mail and Guardian
- The Daily Maverick
- The Sunday Independent
- The Thinker
- Thought Leader
- Ubuntu Magazine
Ongoing research projects
- Africa-China Infrastructural and Industrial Cooperation: Empirical Findings and Conceptual Implications (with the China-Africa Joint Research and Exchange Programme)
- Africa and Global Digital Policy Currents (with APRI)
- US-Africa Technology Transfers (with ACSUS)
- Good Governance, Participatory Democracy, and Social Justice (supported by the Ford Foundation)
- Asia-Pacific Regional Competition and the Evolution of Sino-South African Trade.
- The Eagle and the Springbok by Adekeye Adebajo (Jacana, 2018: Johannesburg) in International Affairs.
- Toussaint Louverture: A Black Jacobin in the Age of Revolutions by Charles Forsdick and Christian Høgsbjerg (Pluto/Wits University Press, 2017: Johannesburg) in The Thinker.
- From the Outside In by Chris Landsberg and Lesley Masters (Jacana, 2018: Johannesburg) in The Thinker.
- China and India’s Development Cooperation in Africa: The Rise of Southern Powers by Philani Mthembu (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018: London) in International Affairs.
2017 in Review: What a year for Africa-China relations, CGTN Africa, December 31, 2017.
2017 in Review: What the future holds for Africa-China relations, CGTN Africa, December 31, 2017.
- ‘Choosing ‘the better evil’? The contrast effect and the relative nature of soft power’, Modern Diplomacy, 23 March 2017.
- ‘China: The Democracy Question’, Modern Diplomacy, 25 March 2017.
- ‘Democracy, Statecraft, and the Partitions of Poland, 1772-1795’, Modern Diplomacy, 13 April 2017.
- ‘There Will Always Be Spanish Catalonia’, Modern Diplomacy, 17 April 2017.
- ‘The French Elections and the Much-Needed Change in Relations with Africa (That Won’t Come)’, Modern Diplomacy, 18 April 2017.
- ‘The World Bank and Africa: Why It’s Not Too Late’, Modern Diplomacy, 4 August 2017.
- with Dr. David Monyae, ‘Does a Smoother Silk Road Lie Ahead for Africa?’, Sunday Independent, 11 November 2017.
- with Dr. David Monyae, ‘The White House’s flagrant ignorance on Africa‘, Pretoria News, 16 January 2017.
- ‘Corruption is a crime against humanity, will measures change anything?’, Cape Times, 6 February 2018.
- with Charles Matseke, ‘The Role of Sustainable Development in Preventing the Relapse of Conflict in Africa‘, Modern Diplomacy, 12 February 2018.
- ‘Worse than Oil? The Geopolitics of the Banana, Modern Diplomacy, 11 March 2018.
- ‘On the Brink of a New Cold War, What is the Place of the BRICS?’, Cape Times, 19 June 2018.
- ‘One Belt One Road and the Shift in International Relations’ (forthcoming).
- ‘Brics members’ low investment in JSE points to limited economic ties‘, Business Day, 24 July 2018.
- ‘Trade, BRICS and Geography: Why Turkey Matters’, 2 August 2018.
- ‘When it comes to geography and more, Turkey’s part in #BRICS matters‘, The Star, 7 August 2018.
- ‘In an era of Artificial Intelligence, optimists for peace are warranted’. The Mercury, 13 August 2018.
- with Sara Zumbika Van Hoeymissen, ‘China and Africa’s Integration Agenda: The Role of FOCAC‘, ISPI (Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale).
- ‘Malawi and the One China Policy: 1964–2008‘, e-IR, 22 April 2019.
- ‘African Democratisation and the One China Policy‘, E-IR, 24 January 2020.
- ‘SA’s Star Role in the 4IR’, The Star, 13 February 2020.
- with Tshilidzi Marwala, ‘Global inequality and opportunity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution‘, Daily Maverick. 5 March 2020.
- ‘To Silence the Guns, Africa Should Tap Its Diaspora‘, Modern Diplomacy, 22 March 2020.
- ‘Can these 6 worldwide Google search trends predict the 2020 US presidential election?‘, Modern Diplomacy, 2 April 2020.