© 2017 – Routledge
288 pages | 11 B/W Illus.
This volume offers systematic analysis of China’s growing engagement in global governance institutions over the past three decades. During this period, China has gone from outsider to observer to insider. The volume is based on studies of Chinese involvement in a wide cross section of regimes, including trade, finance, intellectual property rights, foreign aid, and climate change.
The contributions show that China’s participation in global governance reflects the mutually interactive processes of China’s own socialization into the global community and the simultaneous adaptation of global institutions and actors to China’s growing activism. Both China and the international system are internally complex. Hence, Chinese engagement varies across economic regimes, yielding different results in terms of Chinese compliance, its influence on regimes, and the extent of cooperation and conflict in addressing challenges in international society. The chapters reveal that China is neither purely a savior nor scofflaw of the global economic system, and while China is a defender of the status quo in some areas, it is a reformer in others, and occasionally a revisionist in still other spheres.
A detailed analysis of many areas of global governance, this volume will be essential reading for students and scholars of international relations, Chinese studies and global governance.
Introduction: Learning to be insiders
1. China and the WTO
James Scott and Rorden Wilkinson
2. Being in the WTO: China's learning and growing confidence
3. Chinese and Japanese FTA strategies and their implications for multilateralism
Wei Liang and Junji Nakagawa
4. Organizational factors in China's GPA accession negotiations
5. China and the G20: A reform-minded status-quo power
6. China's role in global governance: A comparison of foreign exchange and intellectual property
Bruce Reynolds and Susan K. Sell
7. China’s involvement in global health governance: Progress and challenges
8. Learning by doing: China's role in the global governance of food security
9. China's rise as development financer: Implications for international development cooperation
10. China and global labor standards: Making sense of factory certification
Tim Bartley & Lu Zhang
11. Domestic politics and Chinese participation in transnational climate governance
Thomas Hale & Charles Roger
The "Global Institutions Series" is edited by Thomas G. Weiss (The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA) and Rorden Wilkinson (University of Sussex, UK).
The Series has three "streams" identified by one of three cover colors:
Together these streams provide a coherent and complementary portrait of the problems, prospects, and possibilities confronting global institutions today.