‘Threatening’ China and US security: the international politics of identity

  title={‘Threatening’ China and US security: the international politics of identity},
  author={Oliver Turner},
  journal={Review of International Studies},
  pages={903 - 924}
  • Oliver Turner
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Review of International Studies
Abstract China's increasing capabilities are a central focus of modern day US security concerns. The International Relations literature is a key forum for analyses of the so-called ‘China threat’ and yet it remains relatively quiet on the role of ideas in the construction and perpetuation of the dangers that country is understood to present. This article reveals that throughout history ‘threats’ from China towards the United States, rather than objectively verifiable phenomena, have always been… Expand
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