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China’s Security Council Engagement: The Impact of Normative and Causal Beliefs

China’s Security Council Engagement: The Impact of Normative and Causal Beliefs Global Governance 23 (2017), 383–401 China’s Security Council Engagement: The Impact of Normative and Causal Beliefs Lisa MacLeod This essay argues that UN Security Council responses to internal armed conflict are the product of the interests as well as the causal and principled beliefs of its engaged permanent members. As China has grown from a re- gional to a global actor, it has become a more active participant in Coun- cil deliberations. The cases of East Timor and Darfur highlight the ways in which Council decisions have come to reflect Chinese understanding of the causes of peace and conflict and appropriate peace strategies. The future of UN peace operations will depend on the ability of the Council’s en- gaged participants to discover shared interests and points of convergence in their causal and principled beliefs. Keywords: United Nations, Security Council, China, Darfur, East Timor AS ANYONE WHO HAS STUDIED THE UN ALREADY KNOWS, THE SECURITY Council was designed to take action only with the consent or acquiescence of its permanent members. The threat of the veto is often sufficient to pre- vent action by the Council. While focusing on the interests of the Coun- cil’s permanent members is a good http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

China’s Security Council Engagement: The Impact of Normative and Causal Beliefs

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1075-2846
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1942-6720
DOI
10.1163/19426720-02303004
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Abstract

Global Governance 23 (2017), 383–401 China’s Security Council Engagement: The Impact of Normative and Causal Beliefs Lisa MacLeod This essay argues that UN Security Council responses to internal armed conflict are the product of the interests as well as the causal and principled beliefs of its engaged permanent members. As China has grown from a re- gional to a global actor, it has become a more active participant in Coun- cil deliberations. The cases of East Timor and Darfur highlight the ways in which Council decisions have come to reflect Chinese understanding of the causes of peace and conflict and appropriate peace strategies. The future of UN peace operations will depend on the ability of the Council’s en- gaged participants to discover shared interests and points of convergence in their causal and principled beliefs. Keywords: United Nations, Security Council, China, Darfur, East Timor AS ANYONE WHO HAS STUDIED THE UN ALREADY KNOWS, THE SECURITY Council was designed to take action only with the consent or acquiescence of its permanent members. The threat of the veto is often sufficient to pre- vent action by the Council. While focusing on the interests of the Coun- cil’s permanent members is a good

Journal

Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Aug 19, 2017

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