Daniel Large

Daniel Large

Central European University - CEU

Politics of Development, Security and Intervention, Africa’s relations with China and India, African politics and international politics, Politics of the global South


Daniel Large is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy, and the Public Policy Track Representative in CEU’s Doctoral School. His research interests include the politics of development, security and intervention; Africa’s relations with China and India; African politics and international politics (particularly east and north Africa); and the politics of the global South. His publications include China and Africa: The New Era (Polity, forthcoming 2021) and New Directions in the Study of Africa and China, co-edited with Chris Alden (Routledge, 2018). At SPP, Dr. Large teaches the core course Introduction to Global Governance and Public Policy, and elective courses covering the politics of the global South, including The Global Politics of China, The Politics of South-South Development in Africa, Intervention in Action: South Sudan, and the Global Politics of Africa. Dr Large served as founding director of the digital Sudan Open Archive from 2005, research director of the Africa-Asia Centre, Royal African Society at SOAS (2008-2012), and as an executive committee member of the Society for the Study of the Sudans in the UK (2008-2019). Other positions include being a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham (2016-2019),  and a Research Fellow with the China-Africa Research Initiative, Johns Hopkins University (2019). He is an elected Fellow of the Rift Valley Institute (2009-) and has also worked for or consulted with a variety of international organizations.


Development, Security, and China’s Evolving Role in Mali, Lina Benabdallah & Daniel Large, August 2020

China’s Development-Security in Practice: The Case of Mali, Lina Benabdallah & Daniel Large, 2020

China and South Sudan’s Civil War, 2013-2015, Daniel Large, December 2016

Riding the Sudanese Storm: China, India, Russia, Brazil and the Two Sudans, Daniel Large & Luke Patey, July 2014

China-South Sudan: Governance in Emerging Relations, Daniel Large, November 2013

Refining Relations: Chad’s Growing Links with China, Romain Dittgen & Daniel Large, June 2012

China’s Growing Involvement in Chad: Escaping Enclosure?, Romain Dittgen & Daniel Large, May 2012

Between the CPA and Southern Independence: China’s Post-Conflict Engagement in Sudan, Daniel Large, April 2012

China and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Africa: The Case of Sudan, Daniel Large, October 2011

China’s exceptionalism and the challenges of delivering difference in Africa, Chris Alden et al., 2011

Stabilising Sudan: Domestic, Sub-Regional, and Extra-Regional Challenges, Daniel Large, August 2010

China’s role in the mediation and resolution of conflicting Africa, Daniel Large, 2008

Sudan’s foreign relations with Asia: China and the politics of ‘looking east’, Daniel Large, February 2008

Sudan’s foreign relations with Asia: China and the politics of ‘Looking East’, Daniel Large, 2008

China and the contradictions of ‘non-interference’ in Sudan, Daniel Large, 2008

China’s role in the mediation and resolution of conflict in Africa, Daniel Large, 2008

Beyond ‘Dragon in the Bush’: The Study of China-Africa Relations, Daniel Large, 2008

Books Chapters

China, Africa And The 2021 Dakar Focac, African Affairs 121 (483), pp. 299-319, Daniel Large, 2022

The Western Way of Development: A Critical Review, New Development Assistance, palsgrave macmillan, pp. 19-38, Daniel Large 2020

South Sudan, Africa Yearbook Volume 16, pp. 379-387, Daniel Large, 2020

Sudan and South Sudan: A Testing Ground for Beijing’s Peace and Security Engagement, China and Africa pp. 163-178, Daniel Large, 2018

Africa’s international China relations: contending imaginaries and changing politics, Daniel Large, 2011

The end of abstraction: China’s development relations with Sudan, Daniel Large, 2010

China’s Sudan engagement: changing Northern and Southern political trajectories in peace and war, The China Quarterly, pp. 610-626, Daniel Large, 2009

As the beginning ends: China’s return to Africa, Daniel Large, 2007

The political economy of oil in Sudan: exacerbating conflict, undermining peace?, Daniel Large, 2007


China and Africa, The New Era by Daniel Large, China Today, 2021

New Directions in Africa-China Studies, Chris Alden & Daniel Large, Routledge, 2019