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The China Factor: Economic vulnerability and global resilience

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dc.contributor.advisor Woodrow, Brian
dc.contributor.advisor Johnson, Craig Szlawieniec-Haw, Michael 2013-01-03T18:19:44Z 2013-01-03T18:19:44Z 2012-12 2012-12-20 2013-01-03
dc.description.abstract This M.A. thesis makes use of the concept and methodology of vulnerability, ‘state capacity’ theory, and Robert Wade’s ‘Wheels Within Wheels’ argument to assess the role of China within the modern global economy. The thesis draws upon the repeated identification of China as a possible global systemic risk by the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Network as a starting point, with the goal of determining why and how China would be identified in such a way, what elements support such an identification, and to what extent China’s economy might indeed represent a source of vulnerability in the global economic system. The thesis analyzes two key Chinese economic sectors: currency and reserve policy, and the domestic banking sector. Six broad vulnerability vectors are ultimately identified. The thesis concludes that, while China may represent a source of vulnerability in the global economy, it also represents a potentially strong source of resilience due to its unique economic system that emphasizes the role of the state. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject China en_US
dc.subject Banking en_US
dc.subject Robert Wade en_US
dc.subject Currency en_US
dc.subject Reserves en_US
dc.subject Vulnerability en_US
dc.subject Risk en_US
dc.subject Uncertainty en_US
dc.subject Resilience en_US
dc.subject IPE en_US
dc.subject Political economy en_US
dc.subject Globalization en_US
dc.subject People's Republic of China en_US
dc.subject State capacity en_US
dc.subject Wheels within wheels en_US
dc.subject Political science en_US
dc.subject Global economy en_US
dc.title The China Factor: Economic vulnerability and global resilience en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Political Science en_US Master of Arts en_US Department of Political Science en_US
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