CCS Noon Lecture Series. "From Ruletakers to Rulemakers: Chinese and Global Governance"


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  • Speaker: Scott Kennedy, associate professor, Dept. of Political Science and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University
  • Host Department: ccs
  • Date: 02/18/2014
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Location: SSWB/International Institute-Room 1636

  • Description:

    Chinese government agencies, companies, and NGO's are become much more significant players in every area of global governance, from trade remedies to the setting of technical standards to rules governing transnational investment. This presentation will explain how effectively Chinese are learning, utilizing and shaping the rules of the game in these and other areas. Chinese effectiveness varies widely across regime areas, and different kinds of Chinese companies have become more adept than others in their involvement. At the same time, China's political system presents substantial obstacles to all Chinese being more effective and the country as a whole playing more of a leadership role globally.

    Scott Kennedy (Ph.D., George Washington University, 2002) is Director of the Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business (RCCPB), Associate Professor in the Departments of Political Science and East Asian Languages & Cultures, and Adjunct Professor in the Kelley School of Business's Department of Business Economics and Public Policy at Indiana University. His research focuses on economic policymaking and global governance. He is author of The Business of Lobbying in China (Harvard University Press, 2005); and editor of (with Shuaihua Cheng), From Rule Takers to Rule Makers: The Growing Role of Chinese in Global Governance (2012); Beyond the Middle Kingdom: Comparative Perspectives on China’s Capitalist Transformation (Stanford University Press, 2011); and China Cross Talk: The American Debate over China Policy since Normalization: A Reader (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003). He has published articles in China Quarterly, China Journal, Journal of Contemporary China, China Economic Quarterly, Business and Society, Political Science Quarterly, World Policy Journal, and Problems of Post-Communism. He also writes a regular column for GKDragonomics on Chinese economic policy. For more information, see