Domestic Politics, International Bargaining and China's by Chien-pen Chung

By Chien-pen Chung

This can be a groundbreaking research of China's territorial disputes, exploring the successes and screw ups of negotiations that experience taken position among its 3 neighbours, specifically India, Japan and Russia. through the use of Roberts Putnam's point online game framework, Chung relates the result of those disputes to the activities of family nationalist teams who've exploited those territorial matters to additional their very own pursuits. by utilizing top notch empirical information and utilizing it to latest theoretical options, this publication offers a close account of China's land and maritime border disputes that's either transparent and available.

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As such, my study should be construed of as an attempt to add more findings to the collaborative work on two-level game analysis directed by Peter Evans, Harold Jacobson and Robert Putnam, and published as Double-Edged Diplomacy: International Bargaining and Domestic Politics. 33 Unfortunately, Zhao’s approach was really an in-depth description of power play and the workings of Chinese foreign policy from various levels of analysis rather than a coherent theory of foreign policy making, much less a framework for dispute negotiation or conflict resolution.

The work of political scientist Janice Gross Stein on diplomatic negotiations and pre-negotiations in the initiation and resolution of the ArabIsraeli peace process of 1973 is this notable exception,30 and even then, her work is only indirectly related to boundary disputes. Thus the one minor contribution that I hope I have made to this rather new and still relatively scant scholarly literature is to affirm, modify or refine the several significant propositions of two-level game theory which have already been investigated by well known scholars, using China’s boundary disputes as case studies.

However, a win-set that is so small as to be effectively absent means that negotia- The two-level game hypothesis 19 tions are almost certain to fail or be aborted at Level I at some point in time, since it is virtually impossible for any agreement to be ratified in this case. If negotiations should continue, they would certainly be regarded as nothing more than a ritual to keep a line of communications open on the part of both sides. Such was the case with the border negotiations between China and the Soviet Union from 1969 to 1978.

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