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China's Challenge to Liberal Norms

The Durability of International Order

Authors: Jones, Catherine

  • Unique in studying China's challenge to international orders within international institutions
  • Combines empirical analysis with conceptual discussion
  • Sheds light on China's role in international order
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Is China challenging liberal norms or being socialised to them? This book argues that China is incrementally pushing for re-interpretation of liberal norms, but, the result is that rather than being illiberal, this reinterpretation produces norms that are differently liberal and more akin to the liberal pluralism of the 1990s. In developing this argument, the author presents a novel way to understand and assess these incremental changes, and the causes of them. The book’s empirical chapters explore China’s views on norms of sovereignty and intervention, and aid and development, contrasting them against the current western liberal practices, but making the case that they are congruent with the attitudes understood as being broadly liberal-pluralist. This book will appeal to students seeking to understand how rising states may affect the current institutions of international order, and make assessments of how fast that order may change. It will also appeal to scholars working on China and institutions by aiding the development of new lines of enquiry. 

About the authors

Catherine Jones is Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. Her work focuses on the engagement of East Asian states with institutions contributing to global governance. Her research has been published in The Pacific Review, International Politics, and Pacific Focus, as well as in various book chapters. This project was initially funded through by the Leverhulme Trust, through a major research project – the Liberal Way of War – at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Reading.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Jones, Catherine

    Pages 1-24

  • China as a Normative Power?

    Jones, Catherine

    Pages 27-42

  • Concepts of International Order

    Jones, Catherine

    Pages 43-56

  • Norms, Order, and Social Change: Laying Out a Toolkit for Normative Change

    Jones, Catherine

    Pages 57-95

  • Concepts of Sovereignty Their Evolution and Status

    Jones, Catherine

    Pages 99-110

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-42761-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-42760-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
China's Challenge to Liberal Norms
Book Subtitle
The Durability of International Order
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-42761-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-42761-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-42760-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 294
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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