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Powerful Patriots

Nationalist Protest in China's Foreign Relations

Author: Jessica Chen Weiss

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199387559

Category: Political Science

Page: 341

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Why has the Chinese government sometimes allowed and sometimes repressed nationalist, anti-foreign protests? What have been the international consequences of these choices? Anti-American demonstrations were permitted in 1999 but repressed in 2001 during two crises in US-China relations. Anti-Japanese protests were tolerated in 1985, 2005, and 2012 but banned in 1990 and 1996. Protests over Taiwan, the issue of greatest concern to Chinese nationalists, have never been allowed. To explainthis variation in China's response to nationalist mobilization, Powerful Patriots argues that Chinese and other authoritarian leaders weigh both diplomatic and domestic incentives to allow and repress nationalist protests. Autocrats may not face electoral constraints, but anti-foreign protests provide an alternative mechanism by which authoritarian leaders can reveal their vulnerability to public pressure. Because nationalist protests are costly to repress and may turn against the government, allowing protests demonstrates resolve and increases the domestic cost of diplomatic concessions. Repressing protests, by contrast, sends a credible signal of reassurance, facilitating diplomatic flexibility and signaling a willingness to spend domestic political capital for the sake of international cooperation. To illustrate the logic, the book traces the effect of domestic and diplomatic factors in China's management of nationalist protest in the post-Mao era (1978-2012) and the consequences for China's foreign relations.

Die Taiwan-Frage

im Kontext des Wiederaufstiegs Chinas (2022-2035)

Author: Nektarios Palaskas

Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG

ISBN: 3728138444

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Page: 252

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Die Taiwan-Frage ist seit über sechs Jahrzehnten in das Beziehungsdreieck Beijing-Taipei-Washington eingebettet. Mit dem Wiederaufstieg Chinas haben sich die Kräfteverhältnisse vor allem zwischen den beiden Nachbarn stark verschoben, während die Kerninteressen der Hauptakteure unverändert geblieben sind. In der dritten und vorerst letzten Taiwankrise Mitte der 1990er-Jahre kamen sich die technologisch fortschrittlichste Streitkraft (US-Army) und die weltweit grösste Armee (PLA) gefährlich nahe. Seit her hat sich der Ton zwischen den USA und der Volksrepublik China weiter verschärft. Die von der Obama-Administration seit 2012 verfolgte Pivot-to-Asia-Strategie untermauert den zunehmenden Machtkampf um die regionale Vorherrschaft, in dem die ungelöste Frage der Zugehörigkeit der Insel eine zentrale Rolle einnimmt. Die Taiwan-Frage ist Sinnbild für einen der gefährlichsten globalen Krisenherde, denn sie birgt das latente Risiko eines direkten Konflikts der beiden weltweit stärksten Mächte. Anhand der Methode des Scenario Planning sollen mögliche Prognosen gestützt werden, die letztlich in verschiedenen Szenarien abgebildet werden. Eines der Szenarien geht den Anzeichen einer wahrscheinlichen militärischen Auseinandersetzung zwischen den USA und der Volksrepublik China nach.

Asian Nationalisms Reconsidered

Author: Jeff Kingston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317577310

Category: History

Page: 282

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Nationalism appears to be rising in a renascent Asia and stoking tensions, aspirations, and identity politics while amplifying grievances and raising questions about prospects in what is touted as the Asian century. This book provides a broad overview and introduction to nationalism in Asia. Leading experts in their fields succinctly convey key information and critical analysis useful to students in a range of courses across disciplines. Part I presents thematic chapters, mostly cross-national studies, that elucidate the roots and consequences of nationalism in these societies and the varying challenges they confront. Part II presents concise country case studies in Asia, providing an overview of what is driving contemporary nationalism and surveys the domestic and international implications. Approaching Asia from the perspective of nationalism facilitates a comparative, interdisciplinary analysis that helps readers better understand each society and what the ramifications of nationalism are for contemporary Asians, and the worlds that they (and we) participate in. Asian Nationalisms Reconsidered is an invaluable textbook for undergraduate courses and graduate seminars related to international relations, Asian Studies, political science, government, foreign policy, peace and conflict, and nationalism.

Political Communication in China

Convergence or Divergence Between the Media and Political System?

Author: Wenfang Tang,Shanto Iyengar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135709998

Category: Social Science

Page: 138

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It is widely recognised that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) uses the media to set the agenda for political discourse, propagate official policies, monitor public opinion, and rally regime support. State agencies in China control the full spectrum of media programming, either through ownership or the power to regulate. Political Communication in China examines the two factors which have contributed to the rapid development of media infrastructure in China: technology and commercialization. Economic development led to technological advancement, which in turn brought about the rapid modernization of all forms of communication, from ‘old’ media such as television to the Internet, cell phones, and satellite communications. This volume examines how these recent developments have affected the relationship between the CCP and the mass media as well as the implications of this evolving relationship for understanding Chinese citizens’ media use, political attitudes, and behaviour. The chapters in this book represent a diverse range of research methods, from surveys, content analysis, and field interviews to the manipulation of aggregate statistical data. The result is a lively debate which creates many opportunities for future research into the fundamental question of convergence between political and media regimes. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Political Communication.

Dictators at War and Peace

Author: Jessica L. P. Weeks

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801455235

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Why do some autocratic leaders pursue aggressive or expansionist foreign policies, while others are much more cautious in their use of military force? The first book to focus systematically on the foreign policy of different types of authoritarian regimes, Dictators at War and Peace breaks new ground in our understanding of the international behavior of dictators. Jessica L. P. Weeks explains why certain kinds of regimes are less likely to resort to war than others, why some are more likely to win the wars they start, and why some authoritarian leaders face domestic punishment for foreign policy failures whereas others can weather all but the most serious military defeat. Using novel cross-national data, Weeks looks at various nondemocratic regimes, including those of Saddam Hussein and Joseph Stalin; the Argentine junta at the time of the Falklands War, the military government in Japan before and during World War II, and the North Vietnamese communist regime. She finds that the differences in the conflict behavior of distinct kinds of autocracies are as great as those between democracies and dictatorships. Indeed, some types of autocracies are no more belligerent or reckless than democracies, casting doubt on the common view that democracies are more selective about war than autocracies.

New England Patriots New & Updated Edition

The Complete Illustrated History

Author: Christopher Price

Publisher: Mvp Books

ISBN: 0760345139

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 1013

An illustrated history of the football team celebrates star players, significant moments, and key victories from the team's fifty-plus years in the NFL, in an edition updated to include recent seasons.

Berliner Jahrbuch für osteuropäische Geschichte

Author: Günter Schödl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783050025902

Category: Europe, Eastern

Page: 261

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Translations from Red Flag

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: China

Page: N.A

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Heiße Milch

Roman

Author: Deborah Levy

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462317245

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7156

Shortlist des Man Booker Prize – die psychologisch faszinierende Geschichte einer Mutter-Tochter-Beziehung.Eine junge Frau begleitet ihre Mutter nach Spanien, wo diese in einer Spezialklinik behandelt werden soll, da die Beine ihr den Dienst versagen. Doch ist das Leiden der Mutter wirklich physischer Natur, oder versucht sie, ihre Tochter an sich zu binden? Dr. Gomez gilt als Koryphäe, deshalb reisen die beiden Engländerinnen nach Andalusien, wo sich Rose in Behandlung begibt. Sofia, deren griechischer Vater die Familie vor Jahren verließ, versucht zu ergründen, woran ihre Mutter erkrankt ist und wo sie selbst steht. Beim Schwimmen im Meer, das voller Medusen ist, in Gesprächen mit Dr. Gomez oder dessen Tochter wird ihr immer klarer, dass sie sich von ihrer Mutter befreien muss. Als sie die Deutsche Ingrid kennenlernt, die selbstbewusst und unkonventionell ihr Leben lebt, trifft Sofia Entscheidungen. Ein Roman über eine allzu enge Mutter-Tochter-Beziehung, über Abhängigkeit und Emanzipation und über die Suche nach Identität, ein Buch, das wie ein Quallenbiss brennt und noch lange nachwirkt. Deborah Levy, die Autorin von »Heim schwimmen«, wurde für diesen Roman mehrfach ausgezeichnet und für den Man Booker Prize nominiert. »Ein Roman, der in seiner Klarheit an Virginia Woolf erinnert« The Guardian

Patriots

Defending Australia's Natural Heritage

Author: N.A

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702242233

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 9783

Australia? environmental movement and those defending the unique wildlife Down Under are superbly examined in this powerful account. Charting the emergence of a new national ?reen?movement and its members?commitment to nature? survival, this exploration details the landmark environmental battles already faced as well as those lurking on the horizon.

Football

it's your team

Author: Nathan Aaseng

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822515579

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 102

View: 5878

The powers and responsibilities of a football team owner are demonstrated when the reader, acting as the owner, is confronted with ten different situations that require a decision.

House Journal

Author: Michigan. Legislature. House of Representatives

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Michigan

Page: N.A

View: 5432

Includes extra sessions.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Michigan

Author: Michigan. Legislature. House of Representatives

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Journal

Author: Michigan. Legislature. House of Representatives

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Michigan

Page: N.A

View: 4771

Includes extra sessions.

The shaping of America

a people's history of the young Republic

Author: Page Smith

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 868

View: 1467

Focusing on the first half-century of America's independence, Smith recounts the political and military events, social and cultural movements, foreign affairs, and landmark legal decisions that marked the new country's formative years

Patriots

Author: Richard Weight

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447207556

Category: History

Page: 880

View: 5963

Who are the British today? For nearly three hundred years British national identity was a unifying force in times of glory and despair. It has now virtually disappeared. In Patriots, Richard Weight explores the decline of Britishness and the rise of powerful new identities in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Based on a wealth of original research, it is scholarly in depth and scope, yet never departs from a thoroughly readable and entertaining style. 'Here are the themes of Orwell's The Lion and the Unicorn stretched over the subsequent sixty years and widened to embrace the whole United Kingdom. Brimming with zest and feel this is politico-cultural history at its best.' Peter Hennessy'Wide-ranging, intelligent, sensible and important.' Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph 'A marvellously rich, ambitious and at times iconoclastic study by a young historian of how, in the broadest sense, national identity in Britain has changed in the last 60 or so years' David Kynaston, Financial Times 'A major work: the fruit of long research, wide reading and hard thinking, engagingly written, bubbling with fresh ideas' Stephen Howe, Independent

Great Athletes

Author: Salem Press

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587654756

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Covers the greatest players in college and pro football, including the inspirational stories of Pat Tillman and Tedy Bruschi.

Madras Presidency in pre-Gandhian era

a historical perspective, 1884-1915

Author: Saroja Sundararajan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: India, South

Page: 565

View: 8474

Proceedings of the Royal Colonial Institute

Author: Royal Commonwealth Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Colonies

Page: N.A

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