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Power shifts, economic change and the decline of the west?

Professor Michael Cox offers a sceptical take on the popular concept of the decline of the West,and the related notion of the rise of China.

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Power shifts, economic change and the decline of the west?

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实力转移、经济变革及西方的没落?

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In this, the eighth in our series of articles on international security issues commissioned for our Strategic Communication project, Professor Michael Cox of the London School of Economics asks the question: ‘Is the West down and out?’ He offers a sceptical take on the popular concept of the decline of the West, and the related notion of the rise of China. Professor Michael Cox is Co- Director of The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) IDEAS and Professor of International Relations at LSE.

UK-China Strategic Communication Initiative

This initiative is designed to promote a richer dialogue between the policy and academic communities of the UK and China on foreign and security issues.