The Belt and Road Initiative and Global Governance

Leuven Global Governance series

Edited by Maria Adele Carrai, Marie Curie Fellow, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium, Fellow, Harvard University Asia Center and Associate Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, US, Jean-Christophe Defraigne, Professor of International Economics, Institute for European Studies, Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles and the Louvain School of Management, UCLouvain, Belgium and Jan Wouters, Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance and Director, Institute for International Law and Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium

This timely book examines the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), assessing its effect on the international economic order and global governance more broadly. Through a variety of qualitative case studies, the book investigates the implementation of the BRI and evaluates its development outcomes both for China and the countries it interacts with under the initiative, along with its international implications.

‘A fascinating collection of detailed and data-driven studies that brings valuable on-the-ground insight into China’s Belt and Road Initiative and its global impacts. Sets the standard for future research on this important topic.’
– Elizabeth Economy, Council on Foreign Relations, US

‘This book offers balanced and thoughtful insights on important aspects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, such as its impact on global institutions and governance and the implications for project host countries from Southeast Asia to Africa. The chapters usefully shed light on the complex interplay of economic, strategic, political, and cultural factors that combine to make the Belt and Road both a transformative initiative and an enigma.’
– Danny Russel, Asia Society Policy Institute, US

‘This is an outstanding analysis of the nature of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative and its implications for global governance, backed up by penetrating and insightful case studies. Its comprehensive and compelling account of the subject is bound to receive widespread readership from the academic and policy-making community.’
– Emil J. Kirchner, University of Essex, UK

2020 288 pp Hardback 978 1 78990 621 9 £95.00 £85.50 $145.00 $130.50

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