Partners and Rivals: The Uneasy Future of China's Relationship with the United States
Published: October 2013© 2013
Imprint: Rotman-UTP Publishing
Page Count: 208 Pages
Illustrations: 6 figures
Dimensions: 6.26 x 9.30
208 Pages, 6.26 x 9.30 x 0.77 in, 6 figures
Until the global financial crisis, China was thought to be decades away from overtaking the United States as the world’s largest economy. But while the US skirted economic stagnation, China was able to successfully navigate the crisis, and its growth continues to accelerate. Has the time arrived to re-evaluate our assumptions about the current world order? Will China openly contest the United States’ status, unchallenged since the Second World War, as a world leader? Will conflict be inevitable, or would its costs be unthinkable in a globalized world economy?
Partners and Rivals, the latest book from acclaimed economist Wendy Dobson, examines the central role that China and the United States will play on the global stage in the next half-century. Dobson provides a balanced and accessibly written understanding of China’s domestic challenges, as well as an analysis of both the United States and China’s goals on the world stage. Demonstrating why neither power will be able to dominate the other, the book emphasizes that they will need to cooperate and work together in the coming decades because of their deep economic interdependence.
- Changing Shape of the World Economy
- China’s Incomplete Transformation (Or What It Means to Age Before Becoming Rich)
- Turning Point or Countdown to Crises?
- China’s Growing International Footprints
- 21st Century Rivalry: Chinese and Americans' Views of Each Other
- China and Global Governance
- China and the United States at a Crossroads: The Inside Game
- The Outside Game
- Partners and Rivals? The Uneasy Relationship
“Given the leadership transition that is underway in China and the dawning realization in the United States that a ‘pivot to Asia’ is more than a symbolic policy gesture, Partners and Rivals is both timely and urgently required. Wendy Dobson is a mature and clear thinker on international economics, and her long experience in Asia and her insights into the North American economic space come together in this non-biased, analytical examination of the subject. Touching on economic, social, and political dimensions, the book will be a significant and provocative addition to the literature.” Peter Harder, Senior Policy Advisor, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP