China as a Normative Power?

  • Catherine JonesEmail author


Many considerations of what China can do in the world consider whether China is a great power, and whether it has an alternative set of norms to espouse in reshaping international order in its own image. This chapter considers these debates around power and great power status in the light of what power attributes are necessary in creating normative change. Specifically, it highlights the importance of legitimacy and authority, as well as, the ability to shape the context in which other powers make decisions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WarwickCoventryUK

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