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Justus Nam

Research student

Justus Nam

Languages and Culture

Confucious Institute

LA1 4YW

Lancaster

Qualifications

Masters of Arts Degree International Relations

Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Degree

Career Details

Faculty Lecturer in Politics & International Relations at the Pioneer International University, Nairobi.  In addition to delivering lectures, seminars and tutorials, I support and mentor students through advisory roles.

Foreign Service Officer at the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (2011-13). Worked on issues of Trade, Governance and Regional Integration.

Thesis Outline

The objective of my research will be to determine whether China’s increasing activities in Kenya – from resource extraction, investments, tourism and migration – is China engaging in neocolonialism in such regions as sub-Saharan Africa and cultivating dependency relations? Is China simply refashioning colonialism by giving it a new twist but with the motives unchanged – to secure natural resources and energy, tap new markets and export surplus capital? Is the influx of cheap goods from China driving out traditional suppliers and undermining the local economy?