New Book contribution: Will China's Rise be Peaceful?
The book 'Will China's Rise be Peaceful' is a collection of chapters by first-rate scholars addressing the future developments in international relations as China grows stronger.
From the back cover:
"The rise of China will undoubtedly be one of the great spectacles of the twenty-first century. More than a dramatic symbol of the redistribution of global wealth, the event has marked the end of the unipolar international system and the arrival of a new era in world politics. How the security, stability, and legitimacy built upon foundations that are suddenly shifting, adapting to this new reality is the subject of Will China’s Rise be Peaceful? Bringing together the work of seasoned experts and younger scholars, this volume offers an inclusive examination of the effects of historical patterns—whether interrupted or intact—by the rise of China. The contributors show how strategies among the major powers are guided by existing international rules and expectations as well as by the realities created by an increasingly powerful China. While China has sought to signal its nonrevisionist intent, its extraordinary economic growth and active diplomacy have in a short time span transformed global and East Asian politics. This has caused constant readjustments as the other key actors have responded to the changing incentives provided by Chinese policies. This book explores these continuities and discontinuities in five areas: theory, history, domestic politics, regional politics, and great power politics. Equally grounded in theory and extensive empirical research, this timely volume offers a remarkably lucid description and interpretation of our changing international relations. In both its approach and its conclusions, it will serve as a model for the study of China in a new era."
Liselotte Odgaard, associate professor at the Royal Danish Defence College, contributes with a chapter in the book edited by Asle Toje, Research Director at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo.
The book is published by the Oxford University Press.