Rising powers and state transformation: the case of China

Hameiri, Shahar and Jones, Lee (2016) Rising powers and state transformation: the case of China. European Journal of International Relations, 22 1: 72-98. doi:10.1177/1354066115578952

Author Hameiri, Shahar
Jones, Lee
Title Rising powers and state transformation: the case of China
Journal name European Journal of International Relations   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1354-0661
Publication date 2016-03
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1354066115578952
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 22
Issue 1
Start page 72
End page 98
Total pages 27
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage
Collection year 2016
Formatted abstract
This article draws attention to the transformation of statehood under globalisation as a crucial dynamic shaping the emergence and conduct of ‘rising powers’. That states are becoming increasingly fragmented, decentralised and internationalised is noted by some international political economy and global governance scholars, but is neglected in International Relations treatments of rising powers. This article critiques this neglect, demonstrating the importance of state transformation in understanding emerging powers’ foreign and security policies, and their attempts to manage their increasingly transnational interests by promoting state transformation elsewhere, particularly in their near-abroad. It demonstrates the argument using the case of China, typically understood as a classical ‘Westphalian’ state. In reality, the Chinese state’s substantial disaggregation profoundly shapes its external conduct in overseas development assistance and conflict zones like the South China Sea, and in its promotion of extraterritorial governance arrangements in spaces like the Greater Mekong Subregion.
Keyword Chine
Development assistance
Greater Mekong Subregion
International Relations theory
Rising powers
South China Sea
State transformation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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