New Book by Jeremy Garlick: The Impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Mr. Jeremy Alan Garlick, M.A., Ph.D. from Jan Masaryk Centre for International Studies and Center of Asian Studies and at FIR, published a monograph “The Impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative” in the prestigious publishing house Routledge!
Description of the book (according to the Routledge web page): This book merges macro- and micro-level analysis of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to dissect China’s aim in creating an integrated Eurasian continent through this single mega-project. BRI has been the source of much interest and confusion, as established frameworks of analysis seek to understand China’s intentions behind the policy. China’s international activity in the early 21st century has not yet been successfully theorised by IR scholars because of a failure to satisfactorily encompass its complexity. In addition, the mix-and-match syncretism of the Chinese approach to foreign policy has been under-emphasised or omitted in many analyses. Bringing together complexity thinking and analytic eclecticism to assess the degree to which this scheme can transform international relations, Garlick critically examines this large-scale interconnectivity project and its potential impacts.