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China'S Eurasian Dilemmas: Roads and Risks for a Sustainable Global Power

Author:
Ferguson, R. J.

ISBN:
978 1 78643 381 7
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
360
List price(s):
155.00 USD
100.00 GBP

Publication date:
31 August 2018

Short description: 

Providing a timely analysis of China's engagement with Eurasia, R. Academics researching Eurasian politics and international relations - specifically Sino-Russian relations - will find this book an excellent addition to the literature, advancing their understanding of China's role in global politics.

Full description: 

Providing a timely analysis of China's engagement with Eurasia, R. James Ferguson focuses on the challenges obstructing China's path to becoming a sustainable global power. Engagement across Eurasia presents China, its leaders and policymakers with intensified contact with regional and national conflicts, posing environmental, developmental and strategic dilemmas. Including an up-to-date analysis of wider Central Asian and transnational interactions between China and the EU, Eastern Europe and Russia, Ferguson critically evaluates the present and prospective implications of Chinese initiatives in the region. Particular emphasis is paid to China's decision to create the Belt and Road Initiative and establish the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Divergent perspectives on multilateral international systems across Eurasia are also discussed, focusing on the contrast between Chinese and Russian approaches. Ferguson also explores the complexity of China-Russia relations with the ongoing formation of Vladimir Putins and Xi Jinping's legacies, linking their Eurasian and global agendas. Academics researching Eurasian politics and international relations - specifically Sino-Russian relations - will find this book an excellent addition to the literature, advancing their understanding of China's role in global politics.

Table of contents: 

Contents: Preface - China, Eurasia and Global Order 1. China's Eurasian Footprint 2. Dangerous Frontiers: Beyond the CSTO and SCO 3. Great Power Miscalculations in Wider Central Asia 4. China and Russia: Divergent Visions of Multipolarity 5. The Putin Timeframe: The Limits of Geopolitics 6. Linking the Silk Roads: The Belt and Road Initiative as the Driver of Eurasian Integration 7. China and the EU: The Hidden Balancer 8. The Eurasian End-Game: From Regional Roles to Sustainable Global Power 9. Conclusion: Dystopic China or Balanced Order-Building? Index

Biography: 

R. James Ferguson, Director, Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies and Assistant Professor, Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University, Australia

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