Cross-Strait Relations and International Organizations: by Björn Alexander Lindemann

By Björn Alexander Lindemann

​Taiwan has been excluded from the United countries and different organisations for which statehood is needed and its presence in IGOs is especially constrained to sensible and local firms that let versatile types of participation, having a selected identify, prestige and task house in every one association. Taiwan’s exclusion from significant IGOs derives from its specified overseas prestige in addition to the political controversy over the illustration of China within the overseas enviornment. Björn Alexander Lindemann offers a considerable research of the connection among Taiwan and China in and in regards to IGOs within the period of time among 2002 and 2011. in response to a neoclassical realist strategy, he's taking a glance on the case reports of the WTO, APEC, WHO and UN, and explains Taiwan’s new IGO approach below President Ma Ying-jeou after 2008 and its effect on Taiwan’s overseas space.

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Nevertheless, although neo-realism is a systemic theory that explains constraints and incentives for states rather than their foreign policy, it still has a lot to say about the parameters and motivations of the actions of states. Rathbun (2008: 311-318) suggested using a neoclassical realist framework particularly in cases in which the foreign policy behavior of a state fails to respond rationally to systemic pressures, because the reasons for this deviation are most likely to be found in domestic politics and ideas.

Taiwan’s strategy shifted toward accommodating China by expanding common interests, institutionalizing dialogue, promoting confidence-building measures and offering assurances in order to build mutual trust. Zhang concluded that both material and ideational factors accounted for Taiwan’s new security policy being based on cross-strait rapprochement and the use of Taiwan’s soft power. Wang Yuan-kang (2010: 19) also looked at the systemic level and, in his paper on Taiwan’s grand strategy choices, argued that “elements of economic integration and even bandwagoning seem to have become more salient” in Taipei’s policy in contrast to the balancing approach of the past.

The case study of the UN in Chapter 7 is divided into two parts. Until 2008, Taiwan’s bid to re-join the UN was regularly brought up at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) by Taiwan’s allies and just as regularly rejected by China and 32 1 Introduction the majority of other states on the basis of UN Resolution 2758. In light of the impossibility of being accepted as a UN member under the existing political power structure, Taiwan’s UN campaign followed different, mainly domestic goals, particularly during the last years of the Chen Shui-bian presidency.

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