Looking for Balance: China, the United States, and Power Balancing in East Asia Steve Chan

ISBN: 9780804778206

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Looking for Balance: China, the United States, and Power Balancing in East Asia  by  Steve Chan

Looking for Balance: China, the United States, and Power Balancing in East Asia by Steve Chan
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Debate surrounding Chinas rise, and the prospects of its possible challenge to Americas preeminence, has focused on two questions: whether the United States should contain or engage China- and whether the rise of Chinese power has inclinedMoreDebate surrounding Chinas rise, and the prospects of its possible challenge to Americas preeminence, has focused on two questions: whether the United States should contain or engage China- and whether the rise of Chinese power has inclined other East Asian states to balance against Beijing by alignment with the United States or ramping up their military expenditures.By drawing on alternative theoretic approaches—most especially balance-of-threat theory, political economic theory, and theories of regime survival and economic interdependence, Steve Chan is able to create an explanation of regional developments that differs widely from the traditional strategic vision of national interest.He concludes that Chinas primary aim is not to match U.S.

military might or the foreign policy influence that flows from that power, and that its neighbors are not balancing against its rising power because, in todays guns-versus-butter fiscal reality, balancing policies would entail forfeiting possible gains that can accrue from cooperation, economic growth, and the application of GDP to nonmilitary ends.

Instead, most East Asian countries have collectively pivoted to a strategy of elite legitimacy and regime survival based on economic performance.



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