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Title: Prospect theory and China’s crisis behaviour under Hu JinTao
Authors: He, Kai
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
Issue Date: 2014
Source: He, K. (2014). Prospect theory and China’s crisis behaviour under Hu JinTao. (RSIS Working Paper, No. 284). Singapore: Nanyang Technological University.
Series/Report no.: RSIS Working Papers, 284-14
Abstract: Borrowing insights from prospect theory, this paper introduces a ―political survival-prospect‖ model to explain the dynamics of China‘s foreign policy behaviour during crises. I argue that when Chinese leaders are framed in a domain of losses with respect to political survival, a risk-acceptant behaviour, e.g. coercive diplomacy, is more likely to be adopted. When Chinese leaders are framed in a domain of gains, a risk-averse behaviour, e.g. an accommodative policy, is more likely to be chosen. Two crises, the 2009 Impeccable incident between China and the United States and the 2010 boat collision crisis between China and Japan, are studied to test Chinese President Hu Jintao‘s decision-making during crises.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/82409
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/40000
Schools: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies 
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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