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The Belt and Road Initiative

An Old Archetype of a New Development Model

Editors: Leandro, Francisco B. S. José, Duarte, Paulo Afonso B. (Eds.)

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  • Offers a clear and combined multi-perspective approach on China's BRI
  • Combines geopolitics and geostrategy to better understand dynamics of the BRI
  • Assesses regional and global impacts of BRI, in terms of interdependence between continents and regions
  • Analyses the contribution of the BRI to the shaping of a new era marked by a benign revisionism, assertiveness and pragmatism
  • Presents contributions of passionate scholars combining practice and a sustained theoretical framework
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This book is an analysis of the developments associated with the Belt and Road Initiative (B&RI) five years after Xi Jinping announced both the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) and the 21st Maritime Silk Road (21MSR). Together, these two dimensions constitute the B&RI, providing the so-called Chinese ‘project of the century’ with regional, inter-regional and global reach. This book aims at assessing the impact of the B&RI in all these dimensions and levels of influence. This is a current and promising theme, not only in the short and medium terms, but also within a broader timescale, reflecting Chinese strategic thinking itself, since Chinese philosophy and culture are oriented towards long-term and inter-generational perspectives. Likewise, both the title of this publication and the way it has been organized result from the empirical perception that China asserts a conservative attitude towards foreign affairs, redesigned in multiple dimensions, to create a perception of domestic unity and global prestige. In this vein of thought, the B&RI is already influencing and will continue to influence, directly or indirectly, the current economic and political order.

About the authors

Francisco B. S. José Leandro received a Ph.D. in political science and international relations from the Catholic University of Portugal in 2010. He is currently an associate professor and Assistant Dean of the Institute for Research on Portuguese-Speaking Countries at the City University of Macau, China.
Paulo Afronso B. Duarte received a Ph.D. in political science from the Catholic University of Louvain. He is currently an assistant professor at Universidade Lusófona do Porto and guest professor at the University of Minho. He is a post-doctoral researcher at Centro de Investigação em Ciência Política, University of Minho, Portugal.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • The New Silk Roads: Defining China’s Grand Strategy

    Pages 3-22

    Swielande, Tanguy Struye (et al.)

  • The Words of the Belt and Road Initiative: A Chinese Discourse for the World?

    Pages 23-44

    Costa, Cátia Miriam

  • Global Strike vs. Globalization: The US-China Rivalry and the BRI

    Pages 45-60

    Gupta, Amit

  • Belt, Road and Ball: Football as a Chinese Soft Power and Public Diplomacy Tool

    Pages 61-83

    Leite Junior, Emanuel (et al.)

  • Understanding China’s “One Belt and One Road” Initiative: An “International Public Goods” Approach

    Pages 85-109

    Xing, Li (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Belt and Road Initiative
Book Subtitle
An Old Archetype of a New Development Model
Editors
  • Francisco B. S. José Leandro
  • Paulo Afonso B. Duarte
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-2564-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-2564-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-2563-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLIV, 553
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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