scott mcknight

Scott McKnight



Scott McKnight is a PhD candidate in Political Science (international relations and comparative politics). His research focuses on the comparative political economy of oil, in particular relations between national oil companies and their home-states. He is currently in the fieldwork stage of his dissertation, which includes the country-cases of Brazil, China, Ecuador and Mexico. After completing his undergraduate degree in public affairs and policy management at Carleton in Ottawa, he completed a Master’s in international relations (in Chinese) at the prestigious Renmin University of China, where he also later spent two years lecturing. He is fluent in five languages.


Asif Farooq and Scott McKnight, eds., Moving Forward: Issues in Canada-China Relations, Munk Asian Institute and China Open Research Network, 2016.

Scott McKnight, ‘Buyer’s Remorse or Buy-and-Hold?’ in Moving Forward: Issues in Canada-China Relations, Munk Institute, 2016, pp. 66-79.

Scott McKnight, ‘The Rise and Fall of the Rwanda-Uganda Alliance,’ African Studies Quarterly 15(2) (March 2015).

Scott McKnight, ‘Misperceptions, misunderstanding and miscalculation: How China sees Canada in the world,’ Canadian International Council, 2010.


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