The Grand Strategy of the People's Republic of China as a factor for the distribution of power on the competitions of the South China Sea

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Γεωπολιτική Ανάλυση, Γεωστρατηγική Σύνθεση και Σπουδές Άμυνας και Διεθνούς Ασφάλειας
Library of the Faculties of Political Science and Public Administration, Communication and Mass Media Studies, Turkish and Modern Asian Studies, Sociology
Deposit date:
2023-09-10
Year:
2023
Author:
Mamais Eleftherios
Supervisors info:
Ιωάννης Θ. Μάζης, κύριος επιβλέπων, Ομότιμος Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Τουρκικών Σπουδών και Σύγχρονων Ασιατικών Σπουδών, ΕΚΠΑ
Κωνσταντίνος Γρίβας, Καθηγητής, Στρατιωτική Σχολή Ευελπίδων & Τμήμα Τουρκικών Σπουδών και Σύγχρονων Ασιατικών Σπουδών, ΕΚΠΑ
Άγις Δήγκας, Δρ. Γεωπολιτικής, Τμήμα Τουρκικών Σπουδών και Σύγχρονων Ασιατικών Σπουδών, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Η υψηλή στρατηγική της Λαϊκής Δημοκρατίας της Κίνας ως παράγοντας ανακατανομής ισχύος στους ανταγωνισμούς της Νότιας Σινικής Θάλασσας
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
The Grand Strategy of the People's Republic of China as a factor for the distribution of power on the competitions of the South China Sea
Summary:
The identification of the strategic directives of the People’s Republic of China on the South China Sea and the investigation of the effects of the materialization of late chinese ambitions on the distribution of power between the conflicting - littoral or not - national actors inside the - admittedly contested - aforementioned geopgraphical complex constitutes the focus of this thesis. The outline of the aforementioned grand strategy - as expressed through official channels, and as perceived, concurrently, by adversaries - will be followed by the presentation of the fundamental directions on which Beijing endeavours methodically during the last decade - and on which opposing actors are, therefore, being called upon to react.

This thesis is concluded with the analysis of the distribution of power between subsystem actors inside the geopolitical system under investigation through the utilization of the Systemic Geopolitical Analysis approach and the creation of a corresponding geopolitical model. The depiction of the influence of chinese grand strategy is being, therefore, achieved through the gleaning of a series of geopolitical indicators - relevant to the aforementioned late power projection on behalf of China - and their further processing through the use of a multitude of analytical tools, quantitative methods and software, attributing particular care to the thorough provision of documentation on handled data through the utilization of exclusively open - accessible to the general public - sources, as well as their visualization, thus enabling the most efficient communication possible of this study’s findings towards other analysts - and a wider, potentially not specialised audience.

The purpose of this thesis is hence dual - besides being a comprehensive overview of chinese grand strategy on the South China Sea and all the issues that thusly derive, this study aspires to constitute, in parallel, an exact application of the Systemic Geopolitical Analysis approach in the direction of the extraction of conclusions in an accessible manner for a geopolitical analyst.
Main subject category:
Social, Political and Economic sciences
Other subject categories:
General works
Keywords:
Systemic Geopolitical Analysis, South China Sea, Air Power, Sea Power, Space Power, Weapon Systems, Geographic Information Systems, Geopolitical Indicators, Data Analysis, Data Visualization, Operational Research, Cost-Benefit Analysis
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
Yes
Number of references:
845
Number of pages:
154
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