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China Engages Global Governance

A New World Order in the Making?

By Gerald Chan, Pak K. Lee, Lai-Ha Chan

Published October 20th 2011 by Routledge – 276 pages

Series: China Policy Series

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This book focuses on China’s increasing involvement in global governance as a result of the phenomenal rise of its economy and global power. It examines whether and in what ways China is capable of participating in multilateral interactions; if it is willing and able to provide global public goods to address a wide array of global problems; and what impact this would have on both global governance and order. The book provides a comprehensive assessment of China’s increasing influence over how world affairs are being managed; how far China, with increasing clout, interacts with other major powers in global governance, and what the consequences and implications are for the evolving global system and world order. This book is the first to explore China’s engagement with global governance in traditional and new securities.


1. Global Governance: The Building Blocks 2. Chinese Perspectives on Global Governance 3. Peace and Security 4. Finance and Trade 5. Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention 6. Environmental Protection 7. Public Health 8. Food Safety 9. Energy Security 10. Transnational Organised Crime

Author Bio

Gerald Chan is Professor and Head of the Department of Political Studies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His publications include China and International Organisations; Chinese Perspectives on International Relations; and China’s Compliance in Global Affairs. Pak K. Lee is Lecturer in Chinese Politics and International Relations/International Political Economy at the University of Kent, UK. Lai-Ha Chan is Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the UTS China Research Centre at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. She is the author of China Engages Global Health Governance: Responsible Stakeholder or System-Transformer? and co-editor of China at 60: Global-Local Interactions.