Powerful partnerships: New Zealand’s changing relationship with the United States and China

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dc.contributor.author Glenn, Hamish en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-07T02:30:55Z en
dc.date.available 2008-10-07T02:30:55Z en
dc.date.issued 2007 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/3077 en
dc.description Restricted Item. Print thesis available in the University of Auckland Library or may be available through Interlibrary Loan. en
dc.description.abstract The ‘Rise of China’ is fast becoming one of the most significant events in modern world history. Yet academic assessments of the country’s development so far remain on one hand narrowly focused on economic and military factors and, on the other, of secondary relevance to New Zealand. This thesis addresses both deficiencies. It juxtaposes New Zealand’s bilateral relationships with China and the world’s predominant power, the United States, and looks for indications that New Zealand is moving away from the latter towards the former. If China is, as some commentators claim, the ‘next superpower’ and the United States conversely in decline, the various political, economic, and cultural interactions constituting the two bilateral relationships should reveal increasing activity with China relative to the United States. This is shown to be the case, but with heavy qualifications. While interaction with China is growing, it is concentrated in areas that promote China’s development while areas that provide tangible benefits to New Zealand have shown less improvement. Consequently, New Zealand’s relationship with China remains relatively expendable when compared to the United States, thus reducing China’s overall influence and raising questions about the nature of its ‘rise.’ en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof UoA not catalogued en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA en
dc.rights Restricted Item. Print thesis available in the University of Auckland Library or may be available through Interlibrary Loan. en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Powerful partnerships: New Zealand’s changing relationship with the United States and China en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/ClosedAccess en


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