Asian regions and cities have become important international actors but the phenomenon of international engagement of regional and local governments in the Asian countries is still not sufficiently described and recognized in the scientific literature. So far, the research on paradiplomacy mostly concentrated on Europe and North America. However, as shown in this study, the regularities present in Western countries are not necessarily universal. The distinctive features of each Asia n country create quite unique contexts, in which sub-regional actors have to develop their international strategies. Same of those contexts were presented in this study in order to provide better understanding of the conditions of paradiplomacy in Asia.


Liczba stron230
WydawcaWydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
ISBN-13978-83-8088-803-6
Numer wydania1
Język publikacjiangielski
Informacja o sprzedawcyRavelo Sp. z o.o.

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  Introduction    7
  
  Chapter 1. Paradiplomacy – Discourse Analysis and Research Conceptualization (Tomasz Kamiński)    11
  1.1. Introduction    13
  1.2. Problems with definition    14
  1.3. Paradiplomacy in the frames of international relations theories    17
  1.4. Literature review    21
  1.5. Research conceptualization and methodology    27
  1.6. Conclusions    34
  References    35
  
  Chapter 2. Paradiplomacy in India As Exemplified by the State of Gujarat (Grzegorz Bywalec)    39
  2.1. Introduction    41
  2.2. The territorial organisation and the system of government in India as the main determinant of paradiplomacy in India    46
  2.3. The international activity undertaken by states in India – nationwide experience    53
  2.4. Case of Gujarat    74
  2.5. In lieu of conclusions    88
  References    90
  
  Chapter 3. Channelling Foreign Policy Through Local Activities in China: City of Guangzhou Case Study (Dominik Mierzejewski)    93
  3.1. Introduction    95
  3.2. Chinese legal framework of paradiplomatic activities    96
  3.3. The Chinese debates over paradiplomacy    104
  3.4. Paradiplomacy in action: the case study of Guangzhou    108
  3.5. Foreign representatives in Guangzhou and multilateral forums    119
  3.6. Promoting Guangzhou through industries: exhibition, aviation and sport     125
  3.7. Conclusions    130
  References    132
  
  Chapter 4. The International Activity of Federal Subjects of the Russian Federation on the Case of the Far East (Małgorzata Pietrasiak, Michał Słowikowski)    137
  4.1. The significance of paradiplomacy of the Russian Far East    139
  4.2. Research method and chapter structure    141
  4.3. The evolution of federal relations in Russia    142
  4.4. The evolution of federal legislation regulating rules of international activity of the Russian Federation’s federal subjects    144
  4.5. Typology of forms of international activity of the Russian regions    147
  4.6. Conditions of regional international activity    149
  4.7. The level of frequency of international activity of Russian regions    152
  4.8. Russian federal elites’ strategic culture and its influence on regions international activity    157
  4.9. Two models of centre-regions relations due to international activity of Russian regions    161
  4.10. Institutionalization and diversification of the centralized-coordinative model in centre-regions relations due to regional international cooperation    163
  4.11. Implications of federal centre policy due to international activity from regions and their interest perspective    167
  4.12. Conditions, institutionalization and internationalization level of the Far East regions    169
  4.13. Case studies – profile of international activity of regions with the highest level of internationalization    175
  4.14. Geopolitical dimension of the far eastern policy of the federal centre    183
  4.15. Centralized-coordinative model due to the Russian Far East    188
  4.16. Critical analysis of the centre’s policy to the Far East    192
  4.17. The international activity of the Far East’s regions due to regional elites     194
  4.18. Conclusions    197
  References    202
  
  5. Conclusions    209
  
  Annex 1. Guangzhou sister cities (2015)    221
  Annex 2. Comparative Analysis for Guangzhou’s Sister Cities    222
  Annex 3. International Activity of Regions of the Far Eastern Federal District Survey    224
  Annex 4. Regional Internalisation Index for China, India and Russia    226
  List of Figures and Tables    229
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