1st Edition

China Engages Global Governance A New World Order in the Making?

By Gerald Chan, Pak K. Lee, Lai-Ha Chan Copyright 2012
    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book focuses on China’s increasing involvement in global governance as a result of the phenomenal rise of its economy and global power. It examines whether and in what ways China is capable of participating in multilateral interactions; if it is willing and able to provide global public goods to address a wide array of global problems; and what impact this would have on both global governance and order. The book provides a comprehensive assessment of China’s increasing influence over how world affairs are being managed; how far China, with increasing clout, interacts with other major powers in global governance, and what the consequences and implications are for the evolving global system and world order. This book is the first to explore China’s engagement with global governance in traditional and new securities.

    1. Global Governance: The Building Blocks  2. Chinese Perspectives on Global Governance  3. Peace and Security  4. Finance and Trade  5. Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention  6. Environmental Protection  7. Public Health  8. Food Safety  9. Energy Security  10. Transnational Organised Crime


    Gerald Chan is Professor and Head of the Department of Political Studies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His publications include China and International Organisations; Chinese Perspectives on International Relations; and China’s Compliance in Global Affairs. Pak K. Lee is Lecturer in Chinese Politics and International Relations/International Political Economy at the University of Kent, UK. Lai-Ha Chan is Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the UTS China Research Centre at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. She is the author of China Engages Global Health Governance: Responsible Stakeholder or System-Transformer? and co-editor of China at 60: Global-Local Interactions.

    "The book offers a comprehensive overview of China’s role in global governance – a
    topic of increasing interest among academic and policy communities... The book is a valuable reference for international relations students and scholars as well as policy consultants with a special interest in China. It is easy to read and it outlines the contours of global governance – a complicated topic for those new to the field of international relations."
    - Bill Chou, University of Macau; China Information 2012 26: 377.

    "China Engages Global Governance expresses cautious optimism and modest hopefulness in China’s rise and its growing power in global governance, believing that they “should be welcomed as they may provide greater diversity and great stability in global development”, but such advantages might be offset by the danger of “a low level of global collective action” (p. 184). As China continues to seek greater say in global governance and exerts bigger influences in the rule-making process with international affairs, this conclusive remark reminds the readers that like it or not, China is already a part of global governance, but how significant its role is in the making of the new world order remains to be determined."- Jinhua Li, Lecturer, University of North Carolina Asheville, USA.