Chinese Security Policy: Structure, Power and Politics

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  • Copyright: 2009-06-26
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This volume provides a coherent and comprehensive overview of Chinese security policy, comprising essays written by one of America's leading scholars.

Author Biography

Robert S. Ross is Professor of Political Science at Boston College, Associate, John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University, and Senior Advisor, Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Structure, power and politics in Chinese security policyp. 1
Great power politics and East Asian securityp. 19
China learns to compromise: Change in U.S. -China relations, 1982-1984 (1991)p. 21
The geography of the peace: Great power stability in twenty-first century East Asia (1999)p. 45
The U.S. -China peace: Great power politics, spheres of influence, and the peace of East Asia (2003)p. 70
Balance of power politics and the rise of China: Accommodation and balancing in East Asia (2006)p. 87
Deterrence and coercive diplomacy in Chinese security policyp. 117
China and the Cambodian peace process: The value of coercive diplomacy (1991)p. 119
The 1995-96 Taiwan Strait confrontation: Coercion, credibility, and the use of force (2000)p. 133
Navigating the Taiwan Strait: Deterrence, escalation dominance, and U.S. -China relations (2002)p. 156
Domestic politics and foreign policyp. 179
International bargaining and domestic politics: U.S.-China relations since 1972 (1986)p. 181
From Lin Biao to Deng Xiaoping: Elite instability and China's U.S. policy (1989)p. 204
The diplomacy of Tiananmen: Two-level bargaining and great power cooperation (2001)p. 231
Notesp. 259
Indexp. 326
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