What is the current global order?
What is the changing at the international
Is the US declining?
Is China rising?
Still, it is dominated by the West, led by the
US and the EU.
U.S. is the only superpower today
United States was deeply committed
to containing potential peer competitors
such as Wilhelmine Germany, imperial
Japan, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet
Union. During that period, the United
States fought two world
more than two decades China
has abided by former leader Deng
Xiaopings keep a low profile
strategy in foreign affairs. But things
are changing China is ready to
take on a leadership role in
international affairs, and the world
will benefit from it.
What is the use of theory?
what is the relationship between theory
How can theory improve practice?
How can practice improve thoery?
TRIP report in 2011
The Sino-US relationship is the most
important bilateral relationship in the world
Still, very uncertain at the moment as most
analysts simply do not have clear
predictions about the final outcome of this
What is realism?
The development of realist theories
Realist analysis of foreign policy
Using Realism in analysing foreign policy
Smith, Hadfield & Dunne: Foreign Policy 2e
What is realism?
Realism is based on 3 assumption
Ted Hopfs Common Sense Constructivism
How to analyze hegemony?
We have a US hegemony now; or liberal
Systemic constructivism vs. systemic realism
Distribution of identities vs. distribution of materia
The rise of constructivism
How is it different from Realism and Liberalism?
Who are the main theorists?
What is this?
Is this a threat to you?
What are IR social constructivist theories?
Ideas shape reality