Anna Caffarena

Invited Researcher at Maison Suger

Stay in France : from April 1st to May 31th, 2022

Anna Caffarena is Professor of International Relations at the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Turin (Italy). She is Chairwoman of the Torino World Affairs Institute – T.wai. Her present research interests include world order issues sparked by emerging China and multilateralism. Her most recent book focuses on the role of images in perpetuating the security dilemma in world politics.

Project

By other means: what China’s approach to multilateralism tells about the future of global governance.

A short presentation of the research project

It is now common wisdom that China’s action will deeply impact the future of global governance. Since Beijing has become more assertive internationally, the interest for its moves has risen sharply. China’s diplomatic prowess and the puzzling complexity of its action in this domain explain such attention. The research addresses the matter by looking at China’s attitude towards multilateralism, a key issue for those who hold that only a rules-based order can preserve a working international system.

Keywords

International order, multilateralism, China, images in international relations

Selected publications

  • Diversity Management in World Politics. Reformist China and the Future of the (Liberal) Order, «The International Spectator», vol. 52, no. 3, 2017.
  • La Trappola di Tucidide e altre immagini. Perché la politica internazionale sembra non cambiare mai, il Mulino, Bologna 2018.
  • Cina, multilateralismo e ordine internazionale, in G.B. Andornino, Cina. Prospettive di un paese in trasformazione, Il Mulino, Bologna 2021.
  • Europe-China and the Third Way: Steering Order in Times of Change. Evidence from the AIIB and WTO Reform, with G. Gabusi, in Li Xing (ed.), China-EU Relations in a New Era of Global Transformation, Routledge, London 2021.
  • Cina, multilateralismo e ordine internazionale, in G.B. Andornino, Cina. Prospettive di un paese in trasformazione, Il Mulino, Bologna 2021.
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28 March 2022