Expectations and adaptation: China's foreign policies in a changing global environment

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dc.contributor.author Duggan, Niall
dc.contributor.author Gottwald, Jörn-Carsten
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-07T09:32:44Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-07T09:32:44Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04
dc.identifier.citation Duggan, N. and Gottwald, J.-C. (2011) 'Expectations and adaptation: China's foreign policies in a changing global environment', International Journal of China Studies, 2(1), pp. 1-26. en
dc.identifier.volume 2 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 26 en
dc.identifier.issn 2180-3250
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3565
dc.description.abstract The financial and economic crisis of 2008 has highlighted the changing landscape of international relations and the enormous pressure on the People's Republic of China to redefine its international position. Based on two case studies, China's Africa policy and its response to the global financial and economic crisis, we argue that China's foreign policies are currently characterized by an adaptation of its historical role conception as a "leading developing country" to that of a "responsible caretaker" in international, especially economic affairs. In its own perceptions - developed in constant exchange with external perceptions of China - as well as in its actions, the PRC finds itself drawn faster and further into a complex web of global governance than anticipated by its policy elites. Acknowledging the benefits of a stronger involvement, the PRC steps up its engagement with regional, multilateral and global orders and is actively pursuing their recalibration. Contradictions within the Chinese leadership, conflicting themes in public discourse and incoherent actions highlight the difficulties even for a technocratic one-party elite with a limited - albeit real and important - need to assure domestic support and legitimacy to define the global role of an "emerging great power". en
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dc.publisher Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya. en
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dc.rights © 2011, Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya. en
dc.subject China en
dc.subject Foreign policy en
dc.subject China and Africa en
dc.subject China and G20 en
dc.subject Global financial crisis en
dc.title Expectations and adaptation: China's foreign policies in a changing global environment en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Niall Duggan, Government, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: n.duggan@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Journal of China Studies en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress n.duggan@ucc.ie en

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