This paper provides a comparative longitudinal assessm ent of legal and judicial reforms relevant for China-Africa economic relations. It draws on and exte nds aspects of institutional and organizational the- ory, focusing on the concepts of convergence, alignment, hybridi zation, and institutional voids. Data were obtained from publically available databases from reputable international organizations including the World Bank and the World Economic Forum. Results point to areas where China has made progress more than Africa, and areas where serious capacity and pe rformance gaps remain, especially for individual Af- rican countries. The paper provides a brief discussion of the implications for the need to build organiza- tional capacities necessary for strengthening China-A frica economic law and advancing mutually benefi- cial economic relations and concludes by identifying research limitations, and areas for future research.

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Keywords China-Africa Economic Law, Regulatory Reforms, Mutual Economic Benefits, Convergence, Alignment, Hybridization, Institutions, Organizations
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.4236/blr.2013.44020
Journal Beijing Law Review
Citation
Kiggundu, M. (2013). China-Africa Legal and Judiciary Systems: Advancing Mutually Beneficial Economic Relations. Beijing Law Review, 04(04), 155–167. doi:10.4236/blr.2013.44020