A World Safe for Autocracy? The Domestic Politics of China’s Foreign Policy
How does China’s domestic governance shape its foreign policy? What role do nationalism and ideology play in Beijing’s regional and global ambitions? The Chinese leadership has been at once a revisionist, defender, reformer, and free-rider in the international system—insisting rigidly on issues that are central to its domestic survival, while showing flexibility on issues that are more peripheral. To illuminate this variation and prospects for conflict and cooperation, Weiss will discuss her new book project, which theorizes and illustrates the domestic-international linkages in Beijing’s approach to issues ranging from sovereignty and homeland disputes to climate change and COVID-19.
Date: 26 February 2021, 14:00 (Friday, 6th week, Hilary 2021)
Venue: Online
Speaker: Professor Jessica Chen Weiss (Cornell University)
Organising department: Faculty of Oriental Studies
Organiser: Professor Todd Hall (University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: clare.orchard@orinst.ox.ac.uk
Host: Professor Todd Hall (University of Oxford)
Part of: International Relations of China
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://www.chinacentre.ox.ac.uk/
Audience: Public
Editor: Clare Orchard