Underestimating China’s “Resilient Authoritarianism”? – James F. Paradise

On Asia Media, James Paradise reviews China: Fragile Superpower by Susan L. Shirk:

Shirk-MedIn her new book, China: Fragile Superpower, Shirk, a professor at University of California, San Diego’s Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, offers an in-depth analysis of the major forces that drive Chinese politics. Her argument is that China’s political leaders feel insecure and threatened, and that because of the fragile internal political order there could be war between the United States and China if relations between the two countries and others are not properly managed. [Full text]

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