Chinese Political Science Review

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List of Papers (Total 78)

Hans Morgenthau, Realist Theory of International Leadership, and the Future of Global Order

This article argues that IR scholars can use Hans Morgenthau’s work as a resource for developing a ‘classical realist theory of international leadership’, helping them understand the nature and impact of international leadership, especially the future of world order in which the US is believed to be abandoning its global leadership under the Trump presidency. This article first ...

United States Leadership in East Asia and China’s State-by-state Approach to Regional Security

China’s rapid growth in comprehensive capabilities has been accompanied by an increasingly serious rise dilemma. The rise dilemma refers to the dilemma a rising great power faces, as it seeks to maintain the growth in comprehensive capabilities and international influence, while simultaneously managing the increasing external security pressures generated by its growth. Provided ...

China’s International Leadership: Regional Activism vs. Global Reluctance

Since the late 1990s, China has been actively seeking a leadership role in its region, while taking a more reluctant attitude toward global leadership. Drawing upon recent research on status in international relations, this article seeks to explain the variation in China’s leadership at regional and global levels. A rising power does not always maximize its status on the world ...

Public Perceptions of International Leadership in China and the United States

Many fear that with Trump taking the helm, the United States will scale back its international leadership role in global governance, leaving a void that is too big for any single country to fill. Others are hopeful that emerging powers such as China will be able to step in and provide international leadership to solve global governance challenges, from climate change to nuclear ...

After Abdication: America Debates the Future of Global Leadership

American observers of international affairs are currently enmeshed in a debate on the future of global order and leadership. For at least a decade, it has been debated whether the global center of power and leadership is gradually shifting away from the ‘declining’ West towards ‘rising’ powers like the BRICS and what consequences this may have for global order, governance and ...

Why Has Leadership in the Asia–Pacific Proved So Elusive?

Of the many things that distinguish what we now think of as the ‘Asia–Pacific’, one of the most striking is the absence of effective regional leadership. The fact that there are a number of ‘great powers’ with potentially competing claims to leadership is one of the principal causes of overall leadership failure. The recent election of Donald Trump looks likely—whether by accident ...

Thaksin the Populist?

Purpose To evaluate the accuracy of the populist label applied to former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by both political opponents and past scholarly observers. Methods We distinguish more colloquial uses of the term that refer to a leader’s policies or political strategies and instead turn to an ideational definition of populism. We then use content analysis, an empirical ...

Post-populism in Latin America: On Venezuela after Chávez

After the death of president Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, Venezuela represents a very interesting and unique case of institutionalized populist system. In this article, I will attempt to explain some analytical elements by which we may speak of an institutionalized post-populist condition. It is interesting to understand why the populist Chavist system continues to endure, even if ...

“Right” Choice: Restorative Nationalism and Right-Wing Populism in Central and Eastern Europe

What are the facilitating conditions for right-wing populism? This paper explores the moral and nationalist foundations of right-wing populist appeal. Using European Social Survey data, we demonstrate that voting for right-wing populist parties is not associated with anti-elite, anti-establishment sentiment, but instead with moral beliefs in the cultural purity of nationhood and ...

Populism as Democratization’s Nemesis: The Politics of Regime Hybridization

The global ascendancy that populism has gained in recent years resulted in two major developments: (a) the geographical spread of populism to an increasing number of countries, to the extent that in regions such as the Americas and Europe populism appears as the main contender of mainstream politics; (b) populism shifting from the margins to the center stage of politics, a ...

Populists in Power: From Municipalities to (European) Parliament, The case of the Italian Five Star Movement

The article focuses on the strategic evolution of the Italian Five Star Movement (Movimento 5 Stelle—M5S). The party was born in 2009 as a local and civic experience and it represents a new example of populism characterized by unprecedented traits. In 2010 the M5S obtained its first representatives during regional elections and in 2012 it achieved its first Major in a big town ...

Anti-Elite/Establishment Rhetoric and Party Positioning on European Integration

This article addresses the relationship between the salience of anti-elite/establishment rhetoric for political parties and party positions on European integration. Anti-establishment rhetoric is a feature of populism, which is increasingly influential in contemporary European politics. For populist parties across the continent, in several ways the European Union (EU) represents ...

Avoiding Bias in the Study of Populism

The comparative study of populism has produced a wide spectrum of scholarship that covers different regions and historical periods. However, and despite significant breakthroughs in conceptualization and methodology, the process of scientific cumulation is hampered by the unyielding persistence of several misconceptions around the nature of populism, even in the face of repeated ...

Populism and Corporatism in the Middle East and North Africa: a Comparative Analysis

This paper would first define the concepts of populism and corporatism often used to study political systems in Latin America and Europe, (specially Southern Europe). The utility and the relevance of the concepts for the study of politics in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions are delineated. Since our study of populism intends to not only shed light on populism as an ...

Populism, is it Democracy’s Bastard or Twin? The Case of the European Union

What do we mean when we say populism? Is populism a threat for democracy or a contribution to improve a system whose performance falls below our expectations? This essay seeks to find an answer to these questions. Keeping the available literature in mind, it shall reflect on populism myths before presenting a new concept of populism. A concept based on fight for hegemony. The essay ...

The “Enemy” Complex of Populism in American Ethnic Politics and Its Implications to Trump’s Foreign Policy

In the two types of American nationalism, while the culture-based nationalism finds its origins in the American settlerism tradition, the belief-based nationalism finds its roots in the American liberal tradition; while the former type of American nationalism can result in a closed and exclusive society, the later one an open and inclusive society. Hence, there is the “enemy” ...

Populism in Search of its Model

This article makes the case that populism needs to be understood in the context of a model. The key argument formulated in this article is that the phenomenon of populism does not lend itself to taut theoretical formulations. Consequently, the explanatory and the inferential reaches of populism are largely descriptive. However, “mere description” within the context of a model is ...

Location, Location, Location: The Ethno-Geography of Oil and the Onset of Ethnic War

Challenging and improving upon existing studies, we develop a more integrated and fine-grained theory regarding oil and the onset of ethnic war and present systematic quantitative evidences for our theory. We contend that it is the ethno-geographical location of oil rather than oil income, rent, or relative distribution/concentration that really connects oil with the onset of ...

Governing Climate Change Risks: Subnational Climate Policies in Brazil

Subnational governments play a key role producing responses to climate change risks involving policy strategies and instruments. This article analyzes how Brazilian municipal and state governments have developed and implemented climate change mitigation and adaptation public policies. We surveyed all cities’ and states’ climate policies within the country. The methodological ...

Beyond Coercion: The New Politics of Conflict Processing in China

Coercive capacity matters for keeping stability of authoritarian regime. Yet governing conflict is more than deployment of coercion. State response to contentious politics can be classified by the form of power it uses to direct challenging behaviors. This paper suggests a typology of conflict processing mechanism and uses it to illustrate the diversity of China’s domestic security ...

BRICS Development Strategies: Exploring the Meaning of BRICS ‘Community’ and ‘Collective Action’ in the Context of BRICS State Led Cooperation in South Africa

The BRICS partnership has been portrayed in mainstream social media as an inter-state initiative that could challenge the geo-political hegemony of the Western bloc. Thus, far relatively little has been said about the prospect of extending the partnership to the level of ordinary citizens and how this might be achieved. A declared goal of BRICS, articulated in 2016, is that of ...

China’s Illiberal Regulatory State in Comparative Perspective

This study reviews the development of Chinese regulation against the history of the development of the regulatory state in the West. Section One discusses the rise of the regulatory state in western democracies in an age of concern about state expansion. It notes that, generally speaking, the regulatory state in a liberal democratic setting has become accepted as enabling liberal ...

Brazilian Public Administration: Shaping and Being Shaped by Governance and Development

This manuscript analyzes the changes in Brazilian public administration and its relation with governance and development trends in the country. The case of the environmental agencies is used to exemplify those changes in the last decades. There are three main modes in the Brazilian public administration: patrimonialism, bureaucratic, and managerial. Even though reforms have taken ...

The Competition Law Institutions in the BRICS Countries: Developing Better Institutional Models for the Protection of Market Competition

The paper provides a comparative overview of the BRICS competition regimes with a special focus on the institutional design of the national competition authorities in these countries. It analyses the institutional design of the competition law authorities in the BRICS countries by looking at their autonomy, resources (financial and human), enforcement powers, technical capacity and ...

Assessing Administrative Reform in India

This paper outlines trends in efforts at administrative reform in India. It spans the shift of ideological paradigm of the Indian political economy. While the pre-1991 period was marked by a waning Statism, structural economic reforms marked a shift towards neo-liberal public management in the post 1991 period. This shift made the role of markets more salient as a framework for ...