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dc.contributor.authorLi, Linen
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T16:02:54Zen
dc.date.available2011-08-06T16:02:54Zen
dc.date.issued2004-07-30en
dc.identifier.otheretd-08102004-124847en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/10061en
dc.description.abstractA distinct feature of contemporary politics is the involvement of international forces in a state's domestic politics, and vice versa. Despite the plethora of literature on the international system and comparative state politics, relatively little addresses the interpenetration of international and domestic systems in intermestic issues. This thesis explores intermestic processes. It argues that states' domestic policies are increasingly formed in an intermestic context and such intermesticity has brought states a dilemma between maintaining effective domestic control and achieving integration into the global economy. This thesis examines China's SARS policy formation in 2003 as a case study. How did the internal health problem come to be addressed in an intermestic context in a country noted for its tight domestic control and long-term aversion to foreign intervention? The question is approached through a textual analysis of the story of China's SARS policy development. This study also identifies the patterns of international influence on China's domestic politics, particularly in the SARS crisis. I interpret the intermestic dynamic as a learning process through which China has chosen to embrace international institutions in its pursuit of national interests in a globalized world.en
dc.format.mediumETDen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartDomesticPoliticsandtheInternationalCommunity.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectChinese Politicsen
dc.subjectSARS Policyen
dc.subjectInternational Communityen
dc.subjectIntermesticityen
dc.titleDomestic Politics and the International Community: A Case Study of China's SARS Policy in 2003en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen
dc.contributor.committeechairMilly, Deborah J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberLuke, Timothy W.en
dc.contributor.committeememberDunaway, Wilma A.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08102004-124847en
dc.date.sdate2004-08-10en
dc.date.rdate2007-08-12en
dc.date.adate2004-08-12en


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