Malmö University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
A Struggle for Leadership Recognition: The AIIB, Reactive Chinese Assertiveness, and Regional Order
Malmö högskola, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS).
2016 (English)In: Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations : An International Journal, ISSN 2410-9681, Vol. 2, no 3, p. 1125-1171Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to contribute to the ongoing debate about “Chinese assertiveness”. The paper dissects the central articles on the topic and evaluates their conceptual and theoretical insights. It ascertains that the concept of assertiveness is poorly substantiated; that proponents of “Chinese assertiveness” largely claim that it derives from structural factors that produced effects in Chinese foreign policy behavior prior to the US pivot to Asia; and ultimately, that critical accounts, since they reject the very concept, lack theories that can explain Chinese assertiveness. This article attempts to address these shortcomings. First, the article reconceptualizes assertiveness and connects it to grand strategy change. Second, this change is reactive and occurs after, not prior to the US pivot. Third, in order to provide greater theoretical adequacy, this article combines material factors with institutional factors and show how they dialectically interact with status aspiration, as part of the struggle for the positional good of leadership. To show the conceptual and theoretical plausibility of the argument, the paper outlines the dialectical interplay between positional barriers in the ADB and the US pivot to Asia, on the one hand, and reactive Chinese assertiveness and the AIIB, on the other.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of China and Asia-Pacific Studies, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan; Department of Administrative Studies and Politics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Malaysia , 2016. Vol. 2, no 3, p. 1125-1171
Keywords [en]
US pivot, TPP, Chinese assertiveness, AIIB, US-­China relations, Positional competition, Status
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-2034Local ID: 22240OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-2034DiVA, id: diva2:1398776
Available from: 2020-02-27 Created: 2020-02-27 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(942 kB)152 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 942 kBChecksum SHA-512
dbccc2c8b5e8d6d4eeb2b3950808956a4bdc6892ae037e1df0a6b4476219ce6380acbe99d3b109de309721fce7209fa74f5d04d81e44ca6496c27a6e90771b30
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

http://icaps.nsysu.edu.tw/ezfiles/122/1122/img/2375/CCPS2(3)-Aberg.pdf

Authority records

Åberg, John H.S.

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Åberg, John H.S.
By organisation
Department of Global Political Studies (GPS)
Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 152 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 486 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf