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Discerning states' revisionist and status-quo orientations: Comparing China and the US
Chan, Steve1; Hu, Weixing2; He, Kai3
2019-06
Source PublicationEuropean Journal of International Relations
ISSN1354-0661
Volume25Issue:2Pages:613-640
Abstract

International Relations literature often refers to states' motivations as revisionist or status-quo oriented. Such attributions are especially prevalent in discourse on the power-transition theory, suggesting that the danger of war rises when a revisionist China catches up to a status-quo US. Such attributions, however, are rarely supported by systematic evidence providing a direct comparison of Chinese and US conduct. We undertake an analysis of how these countries have behaved differently over time according to their policy pronouncements, their participation in international institutions and agreements, and their voting in the United Nations. Our analysis challenges the conventional wisdom that a rising power tends to be revisionist whereas an incumbent hegemon is invariably committed to the defense of the international order.

KeywordInternational Order Status-quo Orientation Power-transition Theory Revisionism
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1177/1354066118804622
Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaInternational Relations
WOS SubjectInternational Relations
WOS IDWOS:000485053200013
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Social Sciences
Corresponding AuthorChan, Steve
Affiliation1.University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
2.University of Hong Kong, China
3.Griffith University, Australia
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Chan, Steve,Hu, Weixing,He, Kai. Discerning states' revisionist and status-quo orientations: Comparing China and the US[J]. European Journal of International Relations,2019,25(2):613-640.
APA Chan, Steve,Hu, Weixing,&He, Kai.(2019).Discerning states' revisionist and status-quo orientations: Comparing China and the US.European Journal of International Relations,25(2),613-640.
MLA Chan, Steve,et al."Discerning states' revisionist and status-quo orientations: Comparing China and the US".European Journal of International Relations 25.2(2019):613-640.
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