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作者 Fontana, Mary Anne
書名 Strategic construction: An analysis of China's policy towards four frontier regions
國際標準書號 9780591827712
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說明 403 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 59-04, Section: A, page: 1318
Adviser: Donald E. Smith
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Pennsylvania, 1998
The question upon which this study focuses is: what are the essential elements of decision making regarding the territorial composition of states? The analytical framework, strategic construction, seeks to answer this question. Strategic construction posits that in order to understand how state boundaries are formed, the analyst must consider not only the stakes of domestic politics, but also the effect of international security concerns upon political decision makers. Moreover, both these concerns are undergirded and complicated by the effect of ethnic politics. To test this analytical framework, this study utilizes four case studies: modern China's eventual incorporation of Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang and Tibet, as well as its lack of incorporation of the former Mongolian People's Republic, known today as Mongolia. In all four cases, political leaders were motivated not only by the effect that their decisions would have upon their domestic political standing, but also by concerns about protecting China's territorial integrity and political independence from actual or potential external adversaries. Moreover, the dominant Chinese majority's turbulent and tense relations with minority groups such as Mongols, Turkic Muslims, and Tibetans, were significant in successive regimes' decisions regarding whether or not to incorporate various pieces of territory
School code: 0175
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 59-04A
主題 History, Asia, Australia and Oceania
Political Science, General
Political Science, International Law and Relations
Alt Author University of Pennsylvania
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