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The Guanxi of Relational International Theory

The Guanxi of Relational International Theory

  • Author: Emilian Kavalski
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351613715
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 130
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This book offers a relational theory of International Relations (IR). To show the ways in which the relationality is foreshadowed in IR conversations it makes the following three points: i) it recovers a mode of IR theorizing as itinerant translation; ii) it deploys the concept and practices of guanxi (employed here as a heuristic device revealing the infinite capacity of international interactions to create and construct multiple worlds) to uncover the outlines of a relational IR theorizing; and iii) it demonstrates that relational theorizing is at the core of projects for worlding IR. By engaging with the phenomenon of relationality, Emilian Kavalski invokes the complexity of possible worlds and demonstrates new possibilities for powerful ethical-political innovations in IR theorizing. Thus, relational IR theorizing emerges as an optic which both acknowledges the agency of ‘others’ in the context of myriad interpretative intersections of people, powers, and environments (as well as their complex histories, cultures, and agency) and stimulates awareness of the dynamically-intertwined contingencies through which meanings are generated contingently through interactions in communities of practice. The book will have a strong appeal to the broad academic readership in Asian Studies, Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations theory and students and scholars of non-/post-Western International Relations and non-/post-Western Political Thought.

Global Governance, Conflict and China

Global Governance, Conflict and China

  • Author: Matthias Vanhullebusch
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004356495
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 470
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Widening the World of International Relations

Widening the World of International Relations

Homegrown Theorizing

  • Author: Ersel Aydinli,Gonca Biltekin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351332848
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 252
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Current international relations (IR) theories and approaches, which are almost exclusively built in the West, are alien to the non-Western contexts that engender the most hard-pressing problems of the world and ultimately unhelpful in understanding or addressing the needs surrounding these issues. Our supposedly revolutionary new concepts and approaches remain largely insufficient in explaining what happens globally and in offering lessons for improvement. This deficiency can only be addressed by building more relevant theories. For theory to be relevant in accounting for contemporary international relations, we argue, it should not only apply to, but also emanate from different corners of the current political universe. In other words, diversity and dialogue can only come about when periphery scholars do not just "meta-theorize" but also "theorize." Aydinli and Biltekin propose a new form of theorizing through this collection of work, one that effectively blends peripheral outlooks with theory production. They call this form "homegrown theorizing," or original theorizing in the periphery about the periphery. Arguing that disciplinary culture is oblivious to the diversity that might be achieved by theorizing based on indigenous ideas and/or practices, this book intends to highlight that potential, showing diversity in the background of the authors, because wherever one looks at the world from, paints the picture that is being seen. Therefore, we bring together scholars from Eastern Europe to South Africa, from Iran to Japan to cover the extant diversity in ideas. This work will be essential reading for all students and scholars concerned with the future of international relations theory.

China’s Regional Relations in Comparative Perspective

China’s Regional Relations in Comparative Perspective

From Harmonious Neighbors to Strategic Partners

  • Author: Steven F. Jackson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317167376
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 294
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China’s relations with its neighbors have evolved since 1949, and in the 21st century many scholars argue that China’s rising power has led it to be increasingly domineering over those smaller countries in Northeast, Southeast, Central, and South Asia. The evolution of China’s regional relations needs to be examined comprehensively, since China counts twenty-seven countries as its "neighbors" large and small. While China’s official policy toward all of these countries is to treat them as "good neighbors" and "partners," some of these relationships have been spectacularly deteriorating, while others have been quietly improving over the last two decades. Jackson takes a comparative foreign policy approach, and compares China’s status as a regional hegemon with the United States, Russia, India, Brazil, South Africa and Nigeria. The result is a broader theory as to why regional powers are sometimes intimidating and at other times accommodating. An important contribution to studies on China, this book will prove useful to scholars and students in Chinese and Asian foreign policy, comparative foreign policy, and international relations.

Rethinking Middle Powers in the Asian Century

Rethinking Middle Powers in the Asian Century

New Theories, New Cases

  • Author: Tanguy Struye de Swielande,Dorothée Vandamme,David Walton,Thomas Wilkins
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429873840
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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The term "middle power" is conceptually fragile. Some scholars have even argued for abandoning it. This book argues that the concept needs to be analysed more profoundly and that new analytical tools need to be developed to better understand the phenomenon. The traditional approach, based on Western states, is insufficient and has become increasingly irrelevant in a transformed global environment. Instead of drawing from a single theory of international relations, the contributors have chosen to build upon a wide range of theories in a deliberate demonstration of analytic eclecticism. A pluralistic approach provides stronger explanations while remaining analytically and intellectually rigorous. Many of the theory contributions are reconsidering how the largely "Western" bases of such theorising need revising in light of the "emerging middle powers", many of which are in Asia. Presenting a strong argument for studying middle powers, this book explores both the theory and empirical applications of the concept by rethinking the definition and characteristics of middle powers using a range of case studies. It examines changes in the study of middle powers over the last decade, proposing to look at the concept of middle powers in a coherent and inclusive manner. Finally, it aims to further the discussion on the evolution of the international system and provides sound conclusions about the theoretical usefulness and empirical evolution of middle powers today.

Die Methodologie der wissenschaftlichen Forschungsprogramme

Die Methodologie der wissenschaftlichen Forschungsprogramme

  • Author: Imre Lakatos
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 366308082X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 255
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Royal Society, betrachtet die Hexentheorie als das Musterbeispiel empirischen Denkens. Wir müssen das empirische Denken definieren, ehe wir mit Hume anfangen, Bücher zu verbren nen. Das wissenschaftliche Denken konfrontiert die Theorien mit den Tatsachen; und eine der Hauptbedingungen dabei ist, daß die Theorien von den Tatsachen gestützt sein müs sen. Wie ist das nun des genaueren möglich? Darauf sind mehrere verschiedene Antworten vorgeschlagen worden. Newton selbst glaubte, seine Gesetze aufgrundder Tatsachen bewiesen zu haben. Er war stolz darauf, keine bloßen Hypothesen anzubieten; er veröffentlichte nur Theorien, die aufgrundder Tatsa chen bewiesen waren. Und zwar behauptete er, seine Gesetze aus den Keplerschen 'Erschei nungen' abgeleitet zu haben. Doch das war Unsinn, denn nach Kepler bewegten sich die Plane ten in Ellipsen, nach Newton aber wäre das nur richtig, wenn die Planeten nicht gegenseitig ihre Bewegung stören würden, und eben dies tun sie. Daher mußte Newton eine Störungstheo rie entwickeln, nach der sich kein Planet auf einer Ellipse bewegt. Heute kann man leicht zeigen, daß sich kein Naturgesetz aus endlich vielen Tatsa chen schlüssig ableiten läßt; doch man liest immer noch, wissenschaftliche Theorien würden aufgrundder Tatsachen bewiesen. Woher kommt diese hartnäckige Sperre gegen die elemen tare Logik? Das läßt sich sehr einleuchtend erklären. Die Wissenschaftler möchten ihren Theorien Achtung verschaffen, sie sollen die Bezeichnung 'Wissenschaft' verdienen, also echte Erkenntnis sein. Nun bezog sich im 17. Jahrhundert, als die Wissenschaft entstand, die wichtigste Erkenntnis auf Gott und den Teufel, auf Himmel und Hölle.

Alternative Weltordnungsmodelle?

Alternative Weltordnungsmodelle?

IB-Diskurse in China

  • Author: Nele Noesselt
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3531923293
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 375
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Harmonious Intervention

Harmonious Intervention

China's Quest for Relational Security

  • Author: Chiung-Chiu Huang,Chih-yu Shih
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317123700
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 210
  • View: 5899
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Two major features of international relations at the beginning of the 21st century are global governance and the rise of China. Global governance, advocating global norms, requires intervention into sovereign domains in defiance of those norms. However, an ascendant China adheres to a classic stance on sovereign integrity which prohibits such intervention. Whether or not China will ultimately Sinicize global governance or become assimilated into global norms remains both a theoretical and a practical challenge. Both challenges come from China’s alternative style of global governance, which embodies the doctrine of 'balance of relationship,' in contrast with the familiar international relations embedded in ’balance of power’ or ’balance of interest.’ An understanding of China’s intervention policy based upon the logic of balance of relationship is therefore the key to tackling the anxiety precipitated by these theoretical as well as practical challenges.

Small and medium sized enterprises in East Asia

Small and medium sized enterprises in East Asia

sectoral and regional dimensions

  • Author: Charles Harvie,Boon-Chye Lee
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 442
  • View: 2619
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Focuses on regional and sectoral dimensions in a number of regional economies and economic sectors. This work also places emphasis on the importance of Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) networking and clustering initiatives and activities, as they support and nurture the global competitiveness of local SMEs in various economic sectors.

Soziologische Aufklärung 4

Soziologische Aufklärung 4

Beiträge zur funktionalen Differenzierung der Gesellschaft

  • Author: Niklas Luhmann
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3663013413
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 276
  • View: 9318
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Dieser Band setzt eine Reihe fort, die im Interesse an "soziologischer Aufklärung" gesellschaftstheoretische Grundlagen mit Analysen sehr verschiedenartiger Probleme der modernen Gesellschaft zu vermitteln sucht. Er enthält Aufsätze und Vorträge des Verfassers aus den Jahren 1981 - 1986 mit der Absicht, schwer zugängliche Publikationen sowie unpublizierte Arbeiten im Zusammenhang sichtbar zu machen. Die Auswahl konzentriert sich auf Arbeiten zu den Funktionssystemen für Politik, Erziehung und Religion. Ihre Themen reichen von soziologischen Analysen des Staatsbegriffs und Problemen der rechtsstaatlichen Demokratie über Fragen der Ausdifferenzierung eines besonderen Systems für Erziehung in Schulen und Universitäten bis hin zu Problemen, die die Kontinuierung der Gottesvorstellung in der modernen Gesellschaft betreffen.

Challenges to Chinese foreign policy

Challenges to Chinese foreign policy

diplomacy, globalization, and the next world power

  • Author: Yufan Hao,C. X. George Wei,Lowell Dittmer
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Kentucky
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 377
  • View: 1590
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Guanxi

Guanxi

Relationship Marketing in a Chinese Context

  • Author: Y. H. Wong,Thomas K. Leung
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 229
  • View: 9680
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Develop a network of successful business relationships in China! This systematic study of the Chinese concept of guanxi--broadly translated, ”personal relationship” or ”connections”--offers a comprehensive social and professional model for doing business in China. In addition to a clear analysis of the origins and meanings of this vital concept, Guanxi: Relationship Marketing in a Chinese Context empowers you with practical tools for establishing guanxi in order to facilitate successful business relationships. Guanxi is based on an original research study as well as the authors’twenty years of experience of doing business in China. Their understanding of the implications of face, favor, reciprocity, honor, and interconnectedness--all vital parts of guanxi--will enable you to understand the unstated assumptions of Chinese business culture. Moreover, the book discusses the legal implications of guanxi as well as cultural expectations. This valuable handbook offers a wealth of information on guanxi: case studies of guanxi in action managerial implications of saving face and reciprocity measuring guanxi quality and performance indicators step-by-step instructions for building guanxi detailed strategies for penetrating the Chinese market Guanxi is an indispensable tool for anyone wanting to do business in China, for students of international business or Chinese culture, and for scholars interested in international business culture.

Zum ewigen Frieden, ein philosophischer Entwurf

Zum ewigen Frieden, ein philosophischer Entwurf

  • Author: Immanuel Kant
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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International Management and the Internet - Post-hype

International Management and the Internet - Post-hype

  • Author: Bent Petersen
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783409123891
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 142
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Even though Internet business no longer makes headlines, the Internet does affect the management of international business operations in ways that to a large extent remain unresolved. This book reflects on the basics of the empirical evidence of the last years during which firms have pursued the commercial opportunities of the Internet.

The Role of Guanxi in Buyer-seller Relationships in China

The Role of Guanxi in Buyer-seller Relationships in China

A Survey of Vegetable Supply Chains in Jiangsu Province

  • Author: Hualiang Lu
  • Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub
  • ISBN: 9086860389
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 239
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Interne Märkte in Forschung und Entwicklung

Interne Märkte in Forschung und Entwicklung

  • Author: Rainer Völker,Eric Kasper
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3790826847
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 278
  • View: 9570
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The Leadership Quarterly

The Leadership Quarterly

  • Author: International Leadership Association
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Industrial management
  • Page: N.A
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Public Relations Quarterly

Public Relations Quarterly

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business
  • Page: N.A
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Culture and International Business

Culture and International Business

  • Author: Kip Becker
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136388877
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 174
  • View: 8973
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Management strategies to help you profit in the international realm! What is the most effective way to help an expatriate employee learn to function in the host country? How well do we understand the formation and performance of multinational alliances? Should you threaten to sue your Chinese distributor, or is friendliness a better tactic? These questions are among the issues tackled in Culture and International Business, a practical look at a complex topic. Increasingly, corporations and businesses are transnational or multinational in scope and culture in a way that was unimaginable a generation ago. Employees may be assigned to work overseas or deal with customers, suppliers, distributors, or factories across the globe. Even in domestic offices, employees from several different countries may work side by side. If you want your business to prosper in this new global economy, you must understand the effects of cultural differences on business practices or else risk making costly, potentially disastrous errors. Culture and International Business offers practical ideas and tested research on such vital topics of concern as: defining the moral, ethical, and legal implications of multicultural management attracting and retaining key personnel persuading employees in the host country to mentor an expatriate overcoming divisive cultural differences working within the guanxi relationship networks of China creating sustainable development strategies becoming aware of different attitudes toward change, gender, and risk-taking A genuinely multinational effort, the seven chapters of Culture and International Business were written by authors representing five nations on three continents. This important book is designed to help you understand a wide range of issues from several geographic areas that affect everyone doing business in the new global economy.

Foundations of Chinese Psychology

Foundations of Chinese Psychology

Confucian Social Relations

  • Author: Kwang-Kuo Hwang
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781461414391
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 378
  • View: 2651
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Mainstream psychology emanated from European-American and Judeo-Christian philosophical and scientific traditions. The application of this viewpoint, which embeds colonial and imperialist concepts is less relevant to Asian and other indigenous cultures. Although it has been accepted by non-Western scholars in an attempt to emulate Western scientific practice, the mainstream viewpoint is in a process of transformation to accommodate geographically relevant perspectives. In this light, Foundations of Chinese Psychology, bridges the gap between western and eastern traditions and elaborates on theories based on local phenomena, findings, and experiences by research methods that are contextually appropriate. Using a guiding principle of cultural psychology – ‘one mind, many mentalities’, this book advocates the balancing of a global psychology concept without sacrificing that of a specific locality and people. It analyzes the basics of Confucionism and compares them to Western ethical thinking, arriving at a series of theories concerning social exchange, face, achievement motivation, organizational behaviors, and conflict resolution. Beyond the specifics of a particular culture, this book exemplifies the act of constructing autonomous social science that may be emulated in other non-Western settings. It also serves as an excellent guide for cross-cultural research as well as a caveat on the limitations of presumptive individualism and exclusionary perspectives.