International Governance, Regimes, and Globalization: Case Studies from Beijing and Taipei

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April 2010



In the this collection, International Governance, Regimes, and Globalization, the writers explore international relations and globalization by using specific examples from Beijing and Taipei. In December 1949, when China was politically divided the People's Republic of China (PRC) central government was in control of most resources, tangible and intangible. For that reason, our unit of analysis has to be the state, meaning a government or a politically organized body. With the rise of civil society at both national and international levels, applying the international/global governance theory should be closer to reality, because we have to look at both the state and non-state-sponsored dimensions, which are more complex and complicated. Indeed, international/global governance could become a new school of thought and will continue to expand as academics explore. For example, neo-liberalism primarily focuses on market and contract. When people buy and sell something, they are in a market. In other words, politics is the superstructure of economics or as Karl Marx said what prevails in economy will ultimately prevail in politics.
In a sense, subscribers to this school of thought are Marxian. However, the study of international/global governance embraces the non-state sponsored dimension. Hence, it is broader than that of the neo-liberalism school of thought.


Chapter 1 Ch. 1 International Governance and Globalization Chapter 2 Ch. 2 Norms, Power, the Power of Norms, & Community: Essentials of International Governance Chapter 3 Ch. 3 Does Beijing Understand International Regimes? Chapter 4 Ch. 4 Beijing's Hegemony under International Relations and International Regimes and postscript on the World Health Organization Chapter 5 Ch. 5 Adaptation and Strategic Calculation: China's Participation in International Regimes and Institutions Chapter 6 Ch. 6 The PRC's Governance Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific Region Chapter 7 Ch. 7 Governing the Taiwan Strait in a Globalizing World: Using Military Adversary Regime and Non-military Adversary Regimes as a Tool Chapter 8 Ch. 8 Globalization, East Asia, and the Future of Global Politics Chapter 9 Ch. 9 Universality Claims and "Failures" Across Cultures: Liberalism vs. Asian Values


Peter Kien-hong Yu is professor at Swinburne University of Technology (Australia, Sarawak Campus). Emily W. Chow is an assistant professor at the Graduate School of International Affairs, Ming Chuan University (Taiwan, R.O.C.). Shawn S. F. KAO, is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Tung-hai University (Taiwan, R.O.C.).


The editors of this book have undertaken a Herculean but very important task: to show that international governance will be the dominant school of thought among international relations scholars in the future. This book is well organized and the contributors make a persuasive case, beginning rightly, this writer believes, with examining China's views (the nation that is most critical to global trends) on the subject. -- John F. Copper, Rhodes College This book is well-written and well-organized and will appeal to students, scholars and practitioners. It is a clear, balanced, and timely volume that will be considered a 'must read' by anyone with an interest in Chinese politics and global politics. A solid work. -- Dennis V. Hickey, Missouri State University
EAN: 9780739143193
ISBN: 0739143190
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2010
Seitenanzahl: 212 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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