1st Edition

US-China-EU Relations
Managing the New World Order





ISBN 9780415681131
Published August 14, 2011 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

This volume brings together a group of leading international scholars to discuss how US-China-EU relations will shape the future of international politics.

Arguing that these three powers will play a key role in establishing and managing a new world order, the contributors examine how a future global order is developed by the interaction of these leading actors in the international system. The authors also address how the US, China and the EU promote cooperation and manage conflict of interests on a wide spectrum of issues including new security challenges. By linking the management of international affairs to specific policy issues, the book shows that the US-China-EU triangular configuration is a pivotal relationship for understanding contemporary international relations.

This book offers a comprehensive assessment of US-China-EU interactions and will be of great interest to students of Asian politics, US foreign policy, EU politics and security studies and IR in general.

Robert S. Ross is Professor of Political Science at Boston College, Associate, John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University, Associated Professor at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Senior Advisor, Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Øystein Tunsjø is Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies.

Zhang Tuosheng is director of the research department and senior fellow at the China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Robert Ross, Øystein Tunsjø and Zhang Tuosheng  Part 1  2. The United States and the Future Global Order Robert Art  3. On China’s Concept of the International Security Order Zhang Tuosheng  4. The European Union as Civilian Power: Aspirations, Potential, Achievements Hans Maull  Part 2  5. Changes and Continuities in EU-China Relations: A German Perspective Gudrun Wacker  6. Travelling Hopefully, Acting Realistically? UK-China Interactions James Gow  7. China and European Security and Economic Interests: A French Perspective Jean Pierre Cabestan  8. China and US Security and Economic Interests: Challenges and Opportunities Robert Sutter  9. An Analysis of Chinese Images of the United States and EU Wu Baiyi  Part 3  10. China-US-EU Relationship in a Changing Era Wang Yizhou  11. Strategy, Politics, and World Order Perspective: Comparing the EU and US Approaches to China’s Resurgence Rosemary Foot  Part 4  12. Global Imbalances and Currency Politics: China, Europe and the United States Andrew Walter  13. Managing Tension and Promoting Cooperation: US-Europe Approaches on Security Issues with China Bates Gill  14. US-China-EU Relations: Towards a New World Order? Robert Ross, Øystein Tunsjø and Zhang Tuosheng

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Biography

Robert S. Ross is Professor of Political Science at Boston College, Associate, John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University, Visiting Professor at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Senior Advisor, Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Øystein Tunsjø is Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies.

Zhang Tuosheng is Chairman, academic Committee; Director, Center for Foreign Policy Studies, China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies..

Reviews

'...this book successfully calls into question the accuracy and explanatory capability of the ‘securitization’ approach that has dominated the recent intellectual debate on China–US relations, particularly within American academia.' - The International Spectator, Vol. 45, No. 4 (December 2010), 119