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Europe in the World Research Seminar - Western Strategies in East Asia: American, British, and French Security Policies in the “Pacific Century"

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  • Wed 31 Oct 2018 16.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2018-10-31 16:00 2018-10-31 18:00 Europe/Paris Europe in the World Research Seminar - Western Strategies in East Asia: American, British, and French Security Policies in the “Pacific Century"

The re-emergence of China in world politics constitutes the single most momentous challenge to the rules-based international order since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Established at the end of World War II by the victorious allies, this Western-oriented international order comprises a set of international norms and institutions that govern interstate relations and that reflect the preferences of the great powers at the moment of its creation. These norms include the respect of sovereignty, free trade, international law (e.g. freedom of navigation and the multilateral system of dispute resolution). This post-war Western order is sustained and underpinned by a global system of alliances, defense partnerships and multilateral institutions. This presentation will provide a tentative outline of a book project titled Western Strategies in East Asia. The Reconfiguration of US, British and French security policies in the Pacific Century. The core question that this book tackles is how the three major Western military powers (the United States, the United Kingdom and France) have adapted their security policies in confronting China’s rise and its challenge to the rules-based international order. Specifically, it compares the evolution of their security policies – in their national, bilateral, and multilateral configurations – in confronting China’s selective contestation of such order since the end of the Cold War.

Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia

The re-emergence of China in world politics constitutes the single most momentous challenge to the rules-based international order since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Established at the end of World War II by the victorious allies, this Western-oriented international order comprises a set of international norms and institutions that govern interstate relations and that reflect the preferences of the great powers at the moment of its creation. These norms include the respect of sovereignty, free trade, international law (e.g. freedom of navigation and the multilateral system of dispute resolution). This post-war Western order is sustained and underpinned by a global system of alliances, defense partnerships and multilateral institutions. This presentation will provide a tentative outline of a book project titled Western Strategies in East Asia. The Reconfiguration of US, British and French security policies in the Pacific Century. The core question that this book tackles is how the three major Western military powers (the United States, the United Kingdom and France) have adapted their security policies in confronting China’s rise and its challenge to the rules-based international order. Specifically, it compares the evolution of their security policies – in their national, bilateral, and multilateral configurations – in confronting China’s selective contestation of such order since the end of the Cold War.


Location:
Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Department of History and Civilization
Max Weber Programme

Type:
Research seminar

Organiser:
Professor Ulrich Krotz (EUI - RSCAS and SPS)
Richard Maher (EUI - RSCAS)
Corinna Unger (EUI - HEC)

Contact:
Naïs Ralaison - Send a mail

Speaker:
Hugo Meijer (EUI - RSCAS)

Discussant:
James Lee (EUI - SPS)

Links:
Europe in the World Research Area
 
 

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