A Chinese resource curse? The human rights effects of oil export dependence on China versus the United States

  title={A Chinese resource curse? The human rights effects of oil export dependence on China versus the United States},
  author={J. Bader and Ursula Daxecker},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={774 - 790}
Critiques of China’s ‘oil diplomacy’ center on its alleged disregard for transparency and human rights, yet such claims ignore that the problematic relationship between resource extraction and human rights precedes Chinese market entry. This article explores whether human rights implications are more serious for states exporting oil to China compared to another major oil importer, the United States. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, we argue that oil export dependence on the USA affects… Expand

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