Distinguishing between power as resources and influence as converting those resources into outcomes, I propose a new framework for analyzing China’s influence, using examples from Southeast Asia. Because China exercises influence predominantly in contexts of convergent, not divergent, preferences, three key modes of influence are “preference multiplying,” “persuasion,” and “ability to prevail.”
The Modes of China’s Influence: Cases from Southeast Asia
Evelyn Goh is the Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies at the Australian National University. This article and the three that follow by Foot and Inboden, Ciorciari, and Reilly resulted from a November 2013 conference on “Rising China's Influence in Developing Asia,” at Royal Holloway, University of London. Email: <email@example.com>.
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Evelyn Goh; The Modes of China’s Influence: Cases from Southeast Asia. Asian Survey 1 October 2014; 54 (5): 825–848. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.5.825
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