Chinese Behaviour in the International Labour Organization- status quo or revisionist actor?
Čínské chování v Mezinárodní organizaci práce - status quo nebo revizionistický aktér?
diploma thesis [DEFENDED]
- Kvalifikační práce 
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of International Relations
Date of defense
19. 6. 2017
PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Fakulta sociálních věd
China, International Organizations, Status Quo, Revisionist, International Labour Organization, Behaviour
What is Chinese behaviour like in the International Labour Organization (ILO) - is China a Status Quo or a Revisionist Actor? Despite the prominence of the issue of China's rise in international relations studies, little research has been published on China's behaviour in international organizations in other realms than the economic. This thesis, therefore, seeks the answer to the posed question. Chinese statements are examined concerning forced and child labour, as well as other distinct themes, their structure and a potential underlying strategy. The findings are retrieved from an analysis of Chinese statements in sittings of ILO organs and checked against information provided in ILO reports to detect discrepancies. A major finding is that the overall behaviour of China in the ILO can categorized as reform-minded status quo, even though there are some factors which could be interpreted as revisionist tendencies. Due to this categorization, a continued peaceful rise of China is considered to be possible.