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International Law and the Rise of China


Eric A. Posner


University of Chicago - Law School

John Yoo


University of California at Berkeley School of Law


Chicago Journal of International Law, Forthcoming
U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 127
UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 901997

Abstract:     
The rise of China raises questions about the future of international law. The current system of international law depends largely on American hegemony, along with the dominance of western European states that share America's general goals and values. It is possible that China in the future will not threaten this system, either because China comes to share these goals and values or because China breaks apart. But the more likely scenario is that China will compete with the U.S. for regional and then global influence. We argue that in such a world the current system of international law will not be viable, and that future international law will resemble either the nineteenth century balance of powers system, or the cold war bipolar system.

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Date posted: May 15, 2006  

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Posner, Eric A. and Yoo, John, International Law and the Rise of China. Chicago Journal of International Law, Forthcoming; U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 127; UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 901997. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=901997

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