Past event

Research Event

China, the United States and Global Order

Chatham House, London

Asia Programme


Professor Rosemary Foot, Professor of International Relations and Swire Senior Research Fellow, St Antony's College, University of Oxford
Dr Andrew Walter, Reader in International Political Economy, TRIUM Academic Director, Department of International Relations, LSE


Based on their new book China, the United States, and Global Order (Cambridge University Press, March 2011) the speakers will discuss how China and the United States relate to key global order norms and practices. They will argue that existing accounts are insufficient and emphasize instead three main determinants of Chinese and US levels of behavioural consistency with global order norms: the degree of 'fit' between global order norms and dominant domestic norms; the perceived procedural and substantive legitimacy of global normative frameworks; and actor preferences concerning the global power hierarchy.

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