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Energy and Climate Policies in China and India
A Two-Level Comparative Study

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  • Author: Fuzuo Wu, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Date Published: September 2018
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  • isbn: 9781108359375

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  • The book explores the proactive and reactive features of China and India's domestic and foreign policies to address two intertwined challenges: first, China and India have taken policy measures that accord with their own domestic priorities; second, both countries have had to alter the trajectory of their proactive policy measures as a result of external pressures. The book argues that China and India's proactive and reactive policy measures to address energy insecurity and climate change have been shaped by their two-level pressures. At the domestic/unit level, both countries have had to sustain fast economic growth and eradicate poverty in order to maximize their economic wealth. At the international/systemic level, both countries have sought to enhance their great power status in the international system which is characterized by not only asymmetrical interdependence but also global governance in general, and global energy and climate governance in particular.

    • Creates a two-level pressure analytical framework by expanding the vision of Putnam's two-level games and Neoclassical realism
    • Systematically compares China and India's energy and climate change policies at two levels - domestic and international
    • Draws on rich primary and secondary sources in both Chinese and English to provide a nuanced perspective to readers
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    ‘In Energy and Climate Policies in China and India, Fuzuo Wu argues that distinguishing between internal and external pressure, and between proactive and reactive policy, provides the key to an understanding of Chinese and Indian energy and climate policies. Both countries seek rapid economic development, requiring access to energy resources; and neither puts a high priority on contributing to the public good of limiting climate change. These are the proactive drivers of policy. On the other hand, as she shows with extensive evidence, their reactive policies respond to external pressures within the context of asymmetrical interdependence. Her two-level, proactive-reactive analytical framework provides an enlightening lens through which to view Chinese and Indian policy.' Robert O. Keohane, Princeton University

    ‘China and India are both shaping a new world order. This book illuminates their energy and climate change policies and so help us to understand how.' Ngaire Woods, University of Oxford

    ‘It's hard to see how the world gets serious about the global warming problem without China and India at the center of the solution. This thoughtful new book by Fuzuo Wu unpacks and explains how domestic politics are shaping how these countries behave at home and abroad. Increasingly, the shape of international cooperation on global problems reflects what these nations are willing and able to implement at home, along with how they respond to pressure from other governments. This book helps us think more systematically about those multilevel processes and thus the future of collective action.' David Victor, University of California, San Diego

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    • Date Published: September 2018
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108359375
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction and Analytical Framework:
    1. Introduction
    1.1. China and India's puzzling energy and climate policy behavior
    1.2. Argument in brief and propositions
    1.3. Literature review: levels of analysis
    1.4. Case selection
    1.5. Contributions of the book
    1.6. Structure of the book
    2. Shaping China and India's energy and climate policy behavior: wealth, status and asymmetrical interdependence
    2.1. China and India: proactive and reactive state actors
    2.2. Two-level pressures: wealth, status, and asymmetrical interdependence
    2.3. Conclusion
    Part II. The Inside-Out:
    3. China and India's domestic energy policy: proactive
    3.1. Energy security: a top priority for China and India
    3.2. China and India's proactive domestic measures to procure energy security
    3.3. Differences between China and India's domestic energy policy approaches
    3.4. Conclusion
    4. China and India's energy diplomacy: proactively preempting and reactively restraining
    4.1. China and India's energy diplomacy: proactive and reactive
    4.2. China and India's energy diplomacy toward Iran
    4.3. China and India's energy diplomacy toward Sudan
    4.4. China and India's energy diplomacy toward Myanmar
    4.5. Comparison of the three cases
    4.6. Shaping China and India's energy diplomacy: two-level pressures
    4.7. Conclusion
    Part III. The Outside-In:
    5. China and India negotiating climate change: proactively free-riding and reactively burden sharing
    5.1. China and India's dual-track climate diplomacy
    5.2. Compromises under duel-track climate diplomacy
    5.3. Shaping China and India's climate diplomacy: two-level pressures
    5.4. Conclusion
    6. China and India's domestic climate policy: reactive
    6.1. Pressures from epistemic communities to address climate change
    6.2. China and India's reactive domestic policy measures to address climate change
    6.3. China and India subordinating climate change to energy security
    6.4. Shaping Sino-Indian domestic energy and climate policy: two-level pressures
    6.5. Conclusion
    Part IV. Implications and Conclusion:
    7. Implications for global energy and climate governance
    7.1. Global energy and climate governance
    7.2. Implications of Sino-India addressing energy insecurity and climate change for global energy and climate governance
    7.3. Conclusion
    8. Conclusion
    8.1. Principal findings
    8.2. Implications for international relations research
    8.3. Understanding China and India's rise.

  • Author

    Fuzuo Wu, Aalborg University, Denmark
    Fuzuo Wu is an Assistant Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark. She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Fudan University, and was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University, the University of Oxford, and Yale University; a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore; a Research Fellow at Center for Chinese Foreign Policy Studies at Fudan University; and a Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies at Sichuan University, China. She has published a book in Chinese and a few articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Contemporary China, Asian Survey, Asian Perspective, and the Journal of Chinese Political Science.

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