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The Quest for Legitimacy in Chinese Politics: A New Interpretation

The Quest for Legitimacy in Chinese Politics: A New Interpretation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Lanxin Xiang
September 23, 2019

Xiang explains the nature and depth of the legitimacy crisis facing the government of China, and why it is so frequently misunderstood in the West. Arguing that it is more helpful to understand the quest for legitimacy in China as an eternally dynamic process, rather than to seek resolutions in...

Chinese Peace in Africa: From Peacekeeper to Peacemaker

Chinese Peace in Africa: From Peacekeeper to Peacemaker

1st Edition

Steven C.Y. Kuo
August 07, 2019

China’s emergence in Africa is the most significant development for the continent since at least the end of the Cold War. Of the permanent members of the UN Security Council, China is also the largest contributor in terms of troop numbers to United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO). While...

Interpreting the Chinese Diaspora: Identity, Socialisation, and Resilience According to Pierre Bourdieu

Interpreting the Chinese Diaspora: Identity, Socialisation, and Resilience According to Pierre Bourdieu

1st Edition

Guanglun Michael Mu, Bonnie Pang
March 19, 2019

Globalisation and migration have created a vibrant yet dysphoric world fraught with different, and sometimes competing, practices and discourses. The emergent properties of the modern world inevitably complicate the being, doing, and thinking of Chinese diasporic populations living in predominantly...

Chinese Scholars and Foreign Policy: Debating International Relations

Chinese Scholars and Foreign Policy: Debating International Relations

1st Edition

Huiyun Feng, Kai He, Yan Xuetong
January 08, 2019

How does China see the rest of the world? One way to answer this question is to look at the work of China’s scholars in the field of International Relations (IR). This leads to a second question – to what extent do Chinese IR scholars influence Beijing’s foreign policy and outlook? The contributors...

Regional Connection under the Belt and Road Initiative: The Prospects for Economic and Financial Cooperation

Regional Connection under the Belt and Road Initiative: The Prospects for Economic and Financial Cooperation

1st Edition

Fanny M. Cheung, Ying-yi Hong
November 14, 2018

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is intended to radically increase investment and integration along a series of land and maritime routes. As the initiative involves more than 100 countries or international organizations and huge amounts of infrastructure construction, cooperation between many...

The New International Relations of Sub-Regionalism: Asia and Europe

The New International Relations of Sub-Regionalism: Asia and Europe

1st Edition

Hidetoshi Taga, Seiichi Igarashi
October 03, 2018

In the context of the end of the Cold War and the spread of globalism, sub-regions are attracting attention as new social units of international society never before observed. In the "second wave" of regionalism that became active in the 1980s, a new regionalism, which differed qualitatively from...

Access to Higher Education: Refugees' Stories from Malaysia

Access to Higher Education: Refugees' Stories from Malaysia

1st Edition

Lucy Bailey, Gül İnanç
September 13, 2018

Until 2015, no refugees in Malaysia were able to access higher education, and they were unable to attend government schooling. Since then, six private higher education institutions have agreed to open their doors to refugees for the first time. This book contains stories from this small group of...

Sustainable Development Goals in the Republic of Korea

Sustainable Development Goals in the Republic of Korea

1st Edition

Tae Yong Jung
May 23, 2018

This book explores the attempts of South Korea in its to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. It addresses 6 of the 17 goals – clean water, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, sustainable cities and communities, climate action, and partnership –...

China and EU: Reform and Governance

China and EU: Reform and Governance

1st Edition

Jing Men, Annika Linck
May 15, 2017

Reform and governance are of vital interest to both the People’s Republic of China and the European Union (EU). China is facing demographic and environmental challenges and has been experiencing a rapid economic transition. The social tensions arising from these challenges call for a governance...

Water Policy and Governance in South Asia: Empowering Rural Communities

Water Policy and Governance in South Asia: Empowering Rural Communities

1st Edition

M. Anwar Hossen
March 17, 2017

Dr. Hossen carried out an exceptional program of research in Bangladesh which focused on water governance in relation to human rights, international water law and environmental sustainability. His major argument is that eco-agricultural system encounters major disruptions due to a number of factors...

Chinese State Owned Enterprises in West Africa: Triple-embedded globalization

Chinese State Owned Enterprises in West Africa: Triple-embedded globalization

1st Edition

Katy Ngan Ting Lam
December 19, 2016

This book investigates the globalization process of Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in West Africa, primarily in Benin and Ghana, based on ethnographical studies. It challenges the dominant vision of "a powerful China in Africa", and argues that the so-called "Chinese business advantages" –...

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