Global Governance, Conflict and China sheds a unique perspective on China’s normative behaviour in the realm of collective security, peacekeeping, arms control, the war on terror and post-conflict justice. This analysis engages with an Asian epistemological framework whose relational thought borrows from the context – space and time alike – that informs China’s principle-driven conduct on the international plane. Through the lens of relational governance, this work develops a new theory on the relational normativity of international law (TORNIL) that identifies the interdependent sources that underpin China’s international legal argument, i.e. norms, values and relationships. Without a fertile soil in which those conflicting relationships between share- and stakeholders can be rebuilt, international laws governing (post-conflict) violence cannot restore and maintain peace, humanity and accountability.
Matthias Vanhullebusch, Ph.D (2011) in Law, School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), is Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Asian Law Center at the KoGuan Law School of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
All concerned with the complexity of China’s international normative behaviour in the realm of conflict resolution.