Unlikely Partners?: China, the European Union and the Forging of a Strategic Partnership

Unlikely Partners?: China, the European Union and the Forging of a Strategic Partnership

by Anna Michalski, Zhongqi Pan

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This book provides an in-depth analysis of the relations between China and the EU, tracing the development of this complex, yet intriguing, relationship between two substantially different actors. To uncover a deeper understanding of this unlikely partnership, the authors analyze the partnership through the prism of contending norms and worldviews. The China-EU strategic partnership has evolved through fits and starts but despite continuous trade disputes and severe diplomatic misunderstandings, the EU and China pledge to uphold, even deepen, the partnership. Policy experts and scholars will learn how such contending bilateral relationships can be managed and establish a better understanding of deep-seated conceptual differences between these two entities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789811098024
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Publication date: 07/28/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 203
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Anna Michalski is Associate Professor at the Department of Government, Uppsala University, Sweden, and research fellow at the Europe Institute at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Zhongqi Pan is Professor of International Relations at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University, Shanghai China.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. EU and China relations: Perspectives on a strategic partnership
2. The EU-China strategic partnership as a space for identity formation and role-playing

Chapter 3. The EU-China relations in perspective

Chapter 4. China, Europe and Normative Preferences on Sovereignty and Human Rights

Chapter 5. Internal, External Norms and China-EU Normative Engagement

Chapter 6. European and Chinese perspectives on the international system

Chapter 7. The EU-China strategic partnership and a new international order: Challenges and prospects

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