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Status for Sale: Taiwan and the Competition for Diplomatic Recognition

  title={Status for Sale: Taiwan and the Competition for Diplomatic Recognition},
  author={Timothy S. Rich},
  journal={Issues \& Studies},
  • T. Rich
  • Published 1 December 2009
  • Economics
  • Issues & Studies
Diplomatic recognition is generally seen as fundamental to the modern state system. The traditional views of recognition however focus almost exclusively on political or ideological rationales, ignoring other foundations on which other countries base establishing diplomatic recognition. Focusing on the Republic of China (Taiwan) suggests a more complicated view where economic self-interest on one side and national pride on the other may undermine traditional conceptions of recognition. Using… 

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