The EU’s Global Governance Versus China’s Harmonious World

Youming, Wang (2010) The EU’s Global Governance Versus China’s Harmonious World. Elcano Newsletter (69). 6 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

The EU’s ‘Global Governance’ and China’s ‘Harmonious World’ seem to be competing to be the dominant idea on international relations in the new century. After looking at the background and essence of the two theories, this paper argues that although they bear some similarities, the differences between them are substantial. The two ideas diverge on aspects such as universal values, sovereignty and the function of the nation-state. The paper then puts forward some relevant policy suggestions for both sides to get to know each other better. Finally, it suggests that it is not easy for either of them to become the single dominant theory guiding a dramatically changing world. The paper aims to focus attention and encourage debate on questions such as the possibility of the EU implementing its ‘Global Governance’ strategy –given the wide gap between developed and developing countries– and whether China’s ‘Harmonious World’ policy is a practical idea that can be accepted by the Western World?

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asia-Pacífico / Economía y Comercio Internacional
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > SINGLE EUROPEAN MARKET.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > FOREIGN POLICY.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > COUNTRIES AND REGIONS > CHINA
CULTURE; SOCIETY > SOCIETY > LEADERSHIP
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2012 13:41
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2012 13:41
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/1955

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