Ein neuer Leviathan? Russland, China und die westfälische grammatik

Translated title of the contribution: A new Leviathan?: Russia, China, and the Westphalian grammar

Nicole Scicluna, Stefan Auer

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Much divides the unequal allies China and Russia, but the fear of opposition movements at home unites them. Russia's response to the Ukrainian Euromaidan, its "preventive counterrevolution", and the annexation of the Crimea have received little criticism among officials and much approval within society. At first glance, this runs counter to China's own strong interest in respect for the principles of territorial sovereignty and non-interference. As an attempt to rewrite the rules of international relations and put something in way of the oft lamented hegemony of the West, Russia's actions are quite in line with China's policies of recent years.

Translated title of the contributionA new Leviathan?: Russia, China, and the Westphalian grammar
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)99-112
Number of pages14
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Sociology and Political Science


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