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dc.contributor.authorEckersley, R
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-11T06:04:22Z
dc.date.available2021-02-11T06:04:22Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-11
dc.identifier.citationEckersley, R. (2020). Rethinking leadership: understanding the roles of the US and China in the negotiation of the Paris Agreement. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, 26 (4), pp.1178-1202. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354066120927071.
dc.identifier.issn1354-0661
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/260524
dc.description.abstractThe study of leadership in International Relations has followed two different paths: work on hegemony and work on different leadership types in international negotiations. Yet there is little overlap between them and no agreement on the distinctive features of leadership and what connects leaders and followers in a collective pursuit. This article critically engages with both literatures and offers a reconceptualization of leadership as a form of legitimated asymmetrical influence that is marked off from domination and performs an important social function in facilitating collective agency towards common goals in a given community. This account is then operationalised in relation to multilateral negotiations to examine and clarify the roles of the United States and China in the negotiation of the mitigation provisions of the Paris Agreement. It is shown that the US under the Obama administration performed a sustained but largely transactional leadership role in bringing the parties to an agreement while China’s role was predominantly that of a defensive co-operator but with significant moments of shared leadership with the US towards the endgame. The analysis shows that, despite growing international expectations, China, unlike the United States, did not see its role as leading the world.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
dc.titleRethinking leadership: understanding the roles of the US and China in the negotiation of the Paris Agreement
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1354066120927071
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Social and Political Sciences
melbourne.source.titleEuropean Journal of International Relations
melbourne.source.volume26
melbourne.source.issue4
melbourne.source.pages1178-1202
melbourne.identifier.arcDP110100669
melbourne.elementsid1453567
melbourne.contributor.authorEckersley, Robyn
dc.identifier.eissn1460-3713
melbourne.identifier.fundernameidAustralian Research Council, DP110100669
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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