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Sino-US relations and the role of emotion in state action [electronic resource] : understanding post-Cold War crisis interactions /
Taryn Shepperd, University of St Andrews.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
description
216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9781137020086
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Book
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
isbn
9781137020086
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11565293
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-210) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Taryn Shepperd teaches International Relations at the University of St Andrews, UK. She is also an Associate Lecturer in Politics with the Open University in Scotland, UK.
Summaries
Description for Bookstore
This book considers Sino-US Relations and the role of emotion and social interests in state action
Description for Bookstore
This book considers Sino-US Relations and the role of emotion and social interests in state action.
Long Description
Set to be the most important bilateral relationship of the twenty-first century, the US-China relationship is a topic with direct contemporary global relevance. This book adopts a novel and innovative approach to investigating the underlying dynamics of this relationship by focusing upon three well-publicised crises and highlighting how social interests were key dynamics driving these interactions and their transformation. Following the end of the Cold War and the political fall-out from Tiananmen, the US and China ended the last century and began the new one with three significant crises: the Taiwan Straits Crisis, the bombing of a Chinese embassy, and the Spy Plane Incident. In each of these incidents the two states resorted to confrontation and animosity before shifting towards a peaceful resolution. How did these transformations become possible? How did this relationship plunge towards confrontation over three apparent accidents? What factors were shaping these events and each actor's behaviour? In attempting to answer these key questions, this book pays attention to interests outside of the traditional confines of hard power, recognising the influential role played by language, identity and emotions in constructing interests based upon the need for recognition, respect and dignity.
Main Description
Following the end of the Cold War and the political fall-out from Tiananmen, the US and China ended the last century and began the new one with three well publicized crises: the Taiwan Straits Crisis, the bombing of a Chinese embassy, and the Spy Plane Incident. In each of these incidents the two states resorted to confrontation and animosity before shifting towards a peaceful resolution. How did these transformations become possible? How did this relationship plunge towards confrontation over three apparent accidents? What factors were shaping these events and each actor's behavior? This book offers a novel and innovative approach to studying this relationship, and inter-state relations more generally. It argues for the need to pay attention to interests outside of the traditional confines of hard power, and recognize the influential role played by language, identity and emotions in constructing interests based upon the need for recognition, respect and dignity.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Examining 21st century relations between the US and China, Shepperd investigates three well publicised crises between these states, highlighting how social interests relating to identity and emotional needs were key dynamics driving these interactions and their transformation.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tablesp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductory Discussionp. 1
Theoretical Underpinning and Methodological Toolsp. 24
1995-96: The Taiwan Strait Crisisp. 43
1999: The Bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgradep. 81
2001: The 'Spy Plane Incident'p. 115
Concluding Discussionp. 146
Notesp. 177
Bibliographyp. 188
Primary Source Material for Empirical Chaptersp. 197
Indexp. 211
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