New Regional Initiatives in China’s Foreign Policy

The Incoming Pluralism of Global Governance

  • Matteo Dian
  • Silvia Menegazzi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Matteo Dian, Silvia Menegazzi
    Pages 25-46
  3. Matteo Dian, Silvia Menegazzi
    Pages 47-66
  4. Matteo Dian, Silvia Menegazzi
    Pages 67-94
  5. Matteo Dian, Silvia Menegazzi
    Pages 95-117
  6. Matteo Dian, Silvia Menegazzi
    Pages 119-132
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 133-136

About this book


This book offers a theoretically informed study of recent Chinese initiatives to provide forms of regional economic governance; or as it is often termed in Chinese discourses, regional “public goods”. It does so by considering the evolution of Chinese thinking on international relations and the global order, and by considering how the development of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the Belt and Road Initiative, and the putative Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership reflect this change in thinking – and the change in both Chinese objectives and tactics.

Matteo Dian is a Research Fellow at the School of Political Sciences at the University of Bologna, Italy.

Silvia Menegazzi is Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer in International Relations at the Department of Political Science, LUISS Guido Carli, Italy.


China Foreign policy Globalisation Pluralism global governance regional order regional international relations rise of China territoriality sovereignty market narratives nationalism neo-Confucianism China Dream Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank Belt and Road initiative Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free trade economic globalisation

Authors and affiliations

  • Matteo Dian
    • 1
  • Silvia Menegazzi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political and Social SciencesUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceLUISS Guido Carli UniversityRomeItaly

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