China and a new order in the Arctic

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Abstract

This chapter uses the case of the Arctic and China’s engagement in the Arctic to contribute to a better understanding of the potential and limitations of the power transition, not only in the Arctic, but also more generally. First, it outlines the key characteristics of Arctic politics and governance, with special attention to the Arctic Council. It then reviews the ways in which China’s growing role in the Arctic stands to shape the regional settings orchestrated by the eight Arctic states. It concludes that due to climate change, globalisation and power transition, the Arctic has become deeply intertwined with global governance processes, and it will be increasingly difficult for the Arctic Council to maintain its position as a principal secondary institution in the Arctic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPower Transition in the Anarchical Society
Subtitle of host publicationRising Powers, Institutional Change and the New World Order
EditorsTonny Brems Knudsen, Cornelia Navari
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages309-327
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-97711-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-97710-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesPalgrave Studies in International Relations

Field of science

  • International political science

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