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Lecture | Workshop

China in Global Governance: Bridging Domestic Interests and Outward Actions

Date
Thursday 24 August 2017
Time
Location
Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 3
2311 BZ Leiden
Room
1.04 (Verbarium)

Convenor:

Jue Wang (Leiden University) and Leiden Asia Centre

Synopsis:

Many puzzles and contentions exist about China’s changing role in the global governance across a range of issue areas from regional financial integration to global climate change. While there has been a considerable focus on the implications of these changes for the rest of the world, the domestic drivers of such change - domestic actors’ political preferences and economic interests - remains understudied. This workshop aims to bridge the gap between the domestic and foreign dimensions of China’s global governance role and discuss in depth how various domestic interest groups’ political and economic preferences and China’s domestic institutional environment influence China’s global ambitions and actions (and vice versa).  It also discusses how Chinese policy makers achieve their goals through participation in international institutions (and at times the creation of new ones) and considers how China’s changing role in these international institutions affects the dynamics of global governance.

Speakers:

Shaun Breslin (Warwick University), Matt Ferchen (Tsinghua University), Julia Bader (University of Amsterdam), Jue Wang (Leiden University), Omar Serrano (University of Geneva), Ren Xiao (Fudan University), Kristen Hopewell  (University of Edinburgh), Julian Gruin (University of Amsterdam), Sandra Heep (Independent Scholar),

Chairs and Discussants:

Frank Pieke (Leiden University), Vincent Chang (Leiden University), Lindsay Black (Leiden University), Frans-Paul van der Putten (Clingendael Institute), Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente (Leiden University)

This is a closed event. The attendance is by invitation only. Please contact Jue Wang if you are interested in attending the event.

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