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The Chinese Constitution of Central Asia, Regions and Intertwined Actors in International Relations, by N. Godehardt

China's commitments in Central Asia illustrate how regional foreign policy works and how long-standing principles of Chinese foreign policy might be revised in the near future. China's rise has 'moved' Asia, which is why it seems that what we have traditionally regarded as the geographic and political scope of Asia might actually considerably change in the near future. Nadine Godehardt gives crucial insights into the Chinese expert discourse on Central Asia - analyzing how Chinese experts define Central Asia when they talk and write about policy issues related to China's immediate Western neighbourhood. In this context, she gives an inside perspective on Chinese voices whose meanings are rarely examined in Chinese International Relations studies
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; Structure of the book; 2 The Study of Regions in International Relations Theory; Regionalist studies - between cooperation and security; Typologies of regional orders; A plea for post- regionalism in IR; 3 The Political Constitution of Regions; The ''nothingness'' of geographic spaces; The difference between politics and the political; The associative, dissociative and indifferent ways of the political; Conclusion; 4 The Regional Embeddedness of Intertwined Actors
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2014.
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (245 p.)
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