China S Foreign Political And Economic Relations

Author: Sebastian Heilmann
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442213035
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This balanced and thoughtful book presents a thorough analysis of the dynamics of China’s foreign political and economic relations. Sebastian Heilmann and Dirk H. Schmidt consider China’s view of the world; its foreign policy decision-making process; its major bilateral relations; and key policy issues such as trade and investment, security, human rights, and climate change. The authors also assess how China’s often unconventional and hidden activities underlying its global expansion challenge Western predominance. By explicitly addressing controversies and conflicts and providing rich information and balanced arguments, Heilmann and Schmidt demonstrate that the institutions, procedures, and policies that are shaping Chinese foreign relations are far more complex and fluid than standard IR theory or media reporting suggest.

State And Society In The Philippines

Author: Patricio N. Abinales
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538103958
Size: 19,73 MB
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This clear and nuanced introduction to the Philippines explores the ongoing dilemma of state-society relations, explaining the peculiar nature of a weak state that has managed to survive rebellions, dictatorship, and economic crisis, yet is unable to foster economic development and equality and guarantee long-term political stability.

Tigers Without Teeth

Author: Scott Wilson
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442236175
Size: 19,45 MB
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This book analyzes the rise of civil society and legal contentiousness in China as the author examines how AIDS carriers and pollution victims pursue justice. His case studies highlight the development of civil society as well as the limitations to the “politics of justice” as the system balances between the rule of law and regime stability.

Contesting International Society In East Asia

Author: Barry Buzan
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107077478
Size: 14,68 MB
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Asks whether a regional international society exists in East Asia and why its existence matters to both regional and global orders.

China East Asia And The European Union

Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004291431
Size: 12,15 MB
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In China, East Asia and the European Union, specialist authors from both Europe and Asia reflect on the dynamic relationship between the three actors from an International Relations disciplinary perspective.

Security And Profit In China S Energy Policy

Author: Øystein Tunsjø
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231535430
Size: 11,60 MB
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China has developed sophisticated hedging strategies to insure against risks in the international petroleum market. It has managed a growing net oil import gap and supply disruptions by maintaining a favorable energy mix, pursuing overseas equity oil production, building a state-owned tanker fleet and strategic petroleum reserve, establishing cross-border pipelines, and diversifying its energy resources and routes. Though it cannot be "secured," China's energy security can be "insured" by marrying government concern with commercial initiatives. This book comprehensively analyzes China's domestic, global, maritime, and continental petroleum strategies and policies, establishing a new theoretical framework that captures the interrelationship between security and profit. Arguing that hedging is central to China's energy-security policy, this volume links government concerns about security of supply to energy companies' search for profits, and by drawing important distinctions between threats and risks, peacetime and wartime contingencies, and pipeline and seaborne energy-supply routes, the study shifts scholarly focus away from securing and toward insuring an adequate oil supply and from controlling toward managing any disruptions to the sea lines of communication. The book is the most detailed and accurate look to date at how China has hedged its energy bets and how its behavior fits a hedging pattern.

The Geopolitical Potential Of The U S Energy Boom

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs
Size: 10,86 MB
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State Of The World 2008

Author: The Worldwatch Institute
Editor: Island Press
ISBN: 161091631X
Size: 15,38 MB
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Environmental issues were once regarded as irrelevant to economic activity, but today they are dramatically rewriting the rules for business, investors, and consumers. Around the world, innovative responses to climate change and other environmental problems are affecting more than $100 billion in annual capital flows as pioneering entrepreneurs, organizations, and governments take steps to create the Earth’s first “sustainable” global economy.

Japan In The Postwar East Asian International System

Author: Donald C. Hellmann
Size: 20,85 MB
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United States-Japan security relations are in the midst of fundamental change as Japan becomes more fully engaged in the fluid international politics of East Asia. Divisions within and between Japanese political parties and the style of political leadership make unlikely a sharp break in Japan-American relations-along the lines, for example, of De Gaulle's revision of US-French ties. The end of a bipolar global international order, the rise of an Asian-oriented nationalism in Japan, substantial and rapidly increasing Japanese economic and political ties with non-Communist Asian nations, and, above all, the nuclear security threat posed by Communist China have projected Japan deeply into the international politics of Asia. Japanese and American security aims in East Asia are compatible but not identical, and future Japan-US security ties must take account of Japan's greatly expanded capacities and aspirations. (Author).