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Awaking Europe in the Triple Global Crisis

The Birth Pangs of the Emerging Europe

Attila Ágh

This timely book examines the imminent dangers to European stability: the socio-economic crisis of global production that has reinforced structural inequalities; the climate crisis and its associated environmental degradation; and the onset and fallout of Covid-19. Placing the triple crisis in the context of EU, European and global geographies, it introduces a new conceptual framework to describe continuing systemic crisis and change in the EU.
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Edited by Adrienne Héritier and Johannes Karremans

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Regulating Finance in Europe

Policy Effects and Political Accountability

Edited by Adrienne Héritier and Johannes Karremans

This timely book presents an in-depth investigation of who benefits from European financial market regulatory measures and how decision-makers and stakeholders are held politically and administratively accountable. The extensive study illustrates the full range of the actors involved in key regulatory processes such as the regulation of high-frequency trading and the activities of central-clearing counterparties.
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Khuram Iqbal

Growing Chinese influence driven by Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has evoked multiple responses worldwide. The hegemon considers it a challenge to the US-led world order. Major powers, which benefitted immensely from post-cold war unchallenged American leadership, are toeing a cautious line on China. And the absolute or relatively dissatisfied countries grouped under "middle" and "small" category have enthusiastically welcomed the rise of China. However, as the BRI unfolds, this enthusiasm among middle powers may now be shifting into pragmatism due to many factors including Elite discords. This chapter seeks to dissect trajectory of Pakistan's elite responses on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). It is argued that CPEC has created frictions within Pakistani elite, which historically has been more aligned to the US. Using Elite theory, the chapter attempts to ascertain why an influential segment of the country's ruling class opposes unchecked ingress of Beijing in strategic, economic and cultural spheres of the country. Apparently, Pakistan's polity seems euphoric on the rise of China but a deeply entrenched colonial legacy and a long history of association with the US still holds sway in Pakistan's governing and non-governing elite, which could possibly hinder Chinese ambitions in Pakistan.

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Edited by Joseph Chinyong Liow, Hong Liu and Gong Xue

This timely Research Handbook investigates the radically transformative impact of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), addressing key questions regarding its economic, political and strategic consequences: what does the Chinese government hope to achieve with the BRI? How have recipient states responded? And what are its potential opportunities and risks?
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Joseph Chinyong Liow

Touted somewhat inaccurately as the Chinese Marshall Plan, the BRI holds out the promise of bringing much needed development to regions of the world that have been starved of infrastructure. But of course, the BRI is not only about infrastructure. It is also about connectivity, jobs, healthcare, technology, cultural exchange, etc. At the same time, the BRI is also not without its detractors and sceptics, many of whom question the intentions behind the BRI, and the objectives that the Chinese are trying to fulfill with the most ambitious development project in modern history. This chapter explores the geoeconomics, diplomatic, and security dimensions of the BRI from the context of China’s wider strategic interests. It argues that while the value of the BRI as a public good is apparent, it is also in possession of political and security dimensions on which its strategic logic is underpinned. In essence, apart from enhancing the prospects for prosperity for China and its neighbours, the BRI is also proving a major vehicle through which Chinese influence can – and has – been spread globally even as it also helps to address Chinese vulnerability to supply chain disruption and an increasingly tense relationship with the US.

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Multilateralism in the New Cold War

Frank Vibert

This timely book explores a critical new juncture where globalisation is in retreat and global norms of behaviour are not converging. Frank Vibert provides an expert analysis on how this situation has arisen from a combination of changes in the relative power and position of nations and the different values behind the organisation of domestic government in democracies and authoritarian states.
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Frank Vibert

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Edited by Valeria Fargion and Mamoudou Gazibo

This timely book explores the current state of EU-Africa relations from a multidisciplinary perspective, placing emphasis on recent developments in five areas that are crucial for EU-Africa relations: development cooperation, trade, migration, security and democratization. It considers how Africa’s dependence on the EU has decreased due to the declining importance of development cooperation, and increasing cooperation with emerging powers, notably the BRIC nations.