Partnership or rivalry between the EU, China and India in Central Asia: The normative power of regional actors with global aspirations

Emilian Kavalski

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Abstract

This analysis undertakes a preliminary conceptual assessment of the international agency of the EU, India and China in Central Asia. The contention is that the strategies advanced by Brussels, New Delhi and Beijing in the region reflect not only their desire to introduce a framework of predictability allowing them to make feasible calculations about future intentions, but also the increasing complexity of international life. The claim is that the external agency of the EU, India and China attests to the normative power of their foreign policies. However, the values and norms of the international agency of Brussels, New Delhi and Beijing reflect their distinct experiences and suggest their clashing interests. The article concludes with a brief appraisal of the prospective trends in the interactions between the EU, India and China in Central Asia and contends that it is the patterns of rivalry rather than cooperation that are likely to structure their global agency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)839-856
Number of pages18
JournalEuropean Law Journal
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law

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