China, Oil and Global Politics

China, Oil and Global Politics

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China, Oil and Global Politics

China’s rapid economic growth has led to a huge increase in its domestic energy needs. Because China is a substantial oil importer of oil, this has huge implications for China’s international relations. This book provides a critical overview of China’s international energy strategy and the implications of this for regional and international security. Recognising that China’s strategic orientation incorporates alternatives to integration with the West, the book examines a number of factors linked to this integration in the energy field, including the unpredictabilities of internal policymaking, China’s determination to promote its own critical national interests, and the general ambition of the Chinese leadership to integrate with the international system on its own terms and at its own speed. The book draws together the various dimensions of China’s international energy strategy, and provides insights into the impact of this on China’s growing international presence in various parts of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415603959
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/04/2011
Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. China's energy challenges and policy priorities 3. Explaining China's energy policy 4. China's Growing Presence in the International Oil and Gas Arena 5. Integration, the West and Energy: Conceptualising China's International Energy Policy 6. The Revisionist Alternative: Energy and the Sino-Russian Axis 7. Regional hegemony and the Quest for Energy Security 8. Global Expansion and the Neo-Imperialist Temptation 9. Conclusion

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