Question of Perspective
Question of Perspective
Nadine Godehardt

The Chinese Constitution of Central Asia: Regions and Intertwined Actors in International Relations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

China's commitments in Central Asia illustrate how regional foreign policy works and how long-standing principles of Chinese foreign policy might be revised in the near future. China's rise has 'moved' Asia, which is why it seems that what we have traditionally regarded as the geographic and political scope of Asia might actually considerably change in the near future. Nadine Godehardt gives crucial insights into the Chinese expert discourse on Central Asia - analyzing how Chinese experts define Central Asia when they talk and write about policy issues related to China's immediate western neighbourhood. In this context, she gives an inside perspective on Chinese voices whose meanings are rarely examined in Chinese International Relations studies.

 

Regional Powers and Regional Orders (edited by Nadine Godehardt and Dirk Nabers, 2011) presents a re-examination and re-conceptualization of the concept of 'region' and its function within power and order systems.

Utilising a comparative and case study approach, the volume examines 'new' regional powers such as Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa. These territories as regional powers are novel phenomenon in the field of international politics and even more so in the field of international relations. The book focuses on the emerging role of these new regional powers within their respective region, and asks how other members of these regions cope with and react to that role.

Regional Powers and Regional Orders will be of interest to students and scholars of international and regional politics and power, and international relations.

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