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URN etd-0028114-161530
Author Arie Pieter
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Department ICAPS
Year 2013
Semester 1
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language English
Title Nationalism, Human Rights and Sovereignty in China’s Multilateral Diplomacy
Date of Defense 2014-01-24
Page Count 122
Keyword
  • multilateralism
  • nationalism
  • human rights
  • international relations theory
  • sovereignty
  • People's Republic of China
  • Abstract Scholars of international relations widely believe in the cross-cultural application of political discourse. My paper challenges this conventional vision, arguing that the meaning and interpretation of political concepts can diverge considerably. By applying Foucault’s insight into the relation between discourse and power, I show how the Chinese interpretation of sovereignty, discourse and human rights has diverged from the Western dominated discourse of international relations. Although historical developments are a partial explanation, political manipulation has equally resulted in discursive dissonance. By analyzing China-EU relations and China’s participation in the UN Security Council, I intend to reveal the discourse of sovereignty, human rights and nationalism in Chinese diplomacy, and how these terms have been employed accordingly. The overall aim is to signify the importance of discursive research for evaluating and helping to guide political discourse in multilateral diplomacy.
    Advisory Committee
  • Tsai, Ming-yen - chair
  • Shin, Chueiling - co-chair
  • Lin, Wen-cheng - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2014-01-28

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