The Politics of EU-China Economic Relations

An Uneasy Partnership

Authors: Farnell, John, Irwin Crookes, Paul

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This book examines the political factors in the economic relationship between the European Union and China that help to explain the apparent stalling of the EU-China strategic partnership in policy terms. Written by two specialists with long experience of EU-China relations, this new volume draws on the latest research on how each side has emerged from the economic crisis and argues that promising potential for EU-China cooperation is being repeatedly undermined by political obstacles on both sides. The work is designed to be an analysis useful for university faculty and students interested in China and the European Union as well as for the general reader, providing an empirically-led examination that is academically informed and yet also approachable. Dissecting key policy areas such as trade, research and innovation, investment, and monetary affairs, the conclusion offers a compelling prognosis of how the EU-China relationship might develop over the coming years.

About the authors

John Farnell is currently an Academic Visitor at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK. He spent most of his career with the European Commission, retiring in 2012 as Director for International Affairs in DG Enterprise and Industry, where he managed the EU’s industrial policy dialogue with China.  John was educated at the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Paul Irwin Crookes is Lecturer in the International Relations of China and Director of Graduate Studies for the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at the University of Oxford, UK. He has research interests in EU-China relations, China’s innovation capabilities, and the evolution of global governance. Paul gained his master’s and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge and holds a BSc(Economics) from the LSE.


Reviews

“The relationship between the EU and China is hugely important yet lacks the profile it deserves. This comprehensive study, starting from economic issues and then moving to political, diplomatic and intellectual ones, offers a balanced overview by two authors who combine immense experience in policy making, business and academia. For anyone wanting a sense of where the EU and China are, where they are heading, and what their challenges are, this invaluable book is a great place to look.” (Professor Kerry Brown, Lau China Institute, King’s College London, UK)

“This is a masterly account of the hugely important economic relationship between the EU and China. The authors detail how and why the two actors have become so interdependent and why the relationship is so difficult to manage because of the clash between interests and values. A must read.” (Dr. Fraser Cameron, Director EU-Asia Centre, Belgium)

“This book couldn't come at a better time. This is what we have been waiting for: a well-balanced analysis of the opportunities and difficulties on the way to a sustainable EU-China relationship.  I will certainly give this one to my students to read.” (Professor Gustaaf Geeraerts, Fudan University, China)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • A New Economic Relationship in a Changing World

    Farnell, John (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • The EU’s Growing Links with China’s Reforming Economy

    Farnell, John (et al.)

    Pages 17-39

  • The EU and China in the Governance of Global Financial and Trading Systems

    Farnell, John (et al.)

    Pages 41-66

  • Trade

    Farnell, John (et al.)

    Pages 69-94

  • Investment

    Farnell, John (et al.)

    Pages 95-120

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Hardcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of EU-China Economic Relations
Book Subtitle
An Uneasy Partnership
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48874-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-48874-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49117-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 244
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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