Are the US and China fated to fight? How narratives of ‘power transition’ shape great power war or peace

@article{Gries2019AreTU,
  title={Are the US and China fated to fight? How narratives of ‘power transition’ shape great power war or peace},
  author={P. Gries and Y. Jing},
  journal={Cambridge Review of International Affairs},
  year={2019},
  volume={32},
  pages={456 - 482}
}
  • P. Gries, Y. Jing
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Cambridge Review of International Affairs
Abstract Are the United States (US) and China destined to fall into a ‘Thucydides trap’ of power transitions leading to great power conflict? This study explores how the intersubjective perception of media-disseminated narratives of US–China interdependence may shape the likelihood of war. In two randomized online experiments, we manipulated ordinary Americans’ perceptions of US–China relations with real CNN video clips that narrated a US–China power transition as either positive or zero sum… Expand
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