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Ralph Weber at EURICS-Roundtable Discussion

Ralph Weber

Foto: Ralph Weber, © Philippe Gétaz (links); Logo EURICS (rechts).

«Reassessing China’s Challenge to the International Order at a Time of Multiple Crises» was the title of a roundtable discussion organized by the European Institute for Chinese Studies (EURICS). Ralph Weber was one of the four international panelists who were asked to reflect on the topic in the wake of the war on Ukraine. The hybrid event took place on 23 May 2022 in Paris.

What vocabulary should we use to conceptualise the Chinese party-state’s attempts to change global governance? How do party-state narratives measure up against the reality of China’s interaction with global governance mechanisms and its practices of transnational repression?  And how, if at all, does the war on Ukraine and international responses to it change our assessment? These were some of the questions the four panelists addressed in their discussion.

On the panel, Ralph Weber discussed the Chinese party-state’s challenge to the international order together with three EURICS-fellows: Anna Caffarena (University of Turin), Markus Taube (University of Duisburg-Essen), and Eva Pils (King’s College London). Sébasiten Colien (Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales) opened the event and chaired the discussion.

Ralph Weber is Associate Professor of European Global Studies at the Institute for European Global Studies. He specializes in Political Theory, Chinese Politics, and modern Confucianism. Currently, he is the President of the European Association for Chinese Philosophy and the Chair of the Section on Political Theory in the Swiss Political Science Association.

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