What happens when a state is dissatis!ed with its status quo or perceives its decline on the international stage? What variables determine the nature, degree and extent of a country’s revisionist threat? A preliminary distinction between status quo and revisionist powers lies in the opposite tendency to either strengthen or threaten the distribution of power and goods, international rules and territorial order. Drawing on these premises, a new typology of revisionism is proposed based on four variables: power capabilities, objectives of the revisionist policy, the means employed and the level of action. The aim is to develop a theoretical framework that can identify and di"erentiate between past and present types of revisionism through an interpretative grid that takes into account not only the factors that are already known (for example, objectives and means) but also the link between power capabilities, objectives and the level of action. It will thus be possible to explain the di"erence between the current Russian and Chinese revisionist policies.

Pisciotta, B. (2023). Regional and Global Revisionism: Russia and China in a Comparative Perspective. THE INTERNATIONAL SPECTATOR, 1-17 [10.1080/03932729.2023.2194161].

Regional and Global Revisionism: Russia and China in a Comparative Perspective

PISCIOTTA B.
2023-01-01

Abstract

What happens when a state is dissatis!ed with its status quo or perceives its decline on the international stage? What variables determine the nature, degree and extent of a country’s revisionist threat? A preliminary distinction between status quo and revisionist powers lies in the opposite tendency to either strengthen or threaten the distribution of power and goods, international rules and territorial order. Drawing on these premises, a new typology of revisionism is proposed based on four variables: power capabilities, objectives of the revisionist policy, the means employed and the level of action. The aim is to develop a theoretical framework that can identify and di"erentiate between past and present types of revisionism through an interpretative grid that takes into account not only the factors that are already known (for example, objectives and means) but also the link between power capabilities, objectives and the level of action. It will thus be possible to explain the di"erence between the current Russian and Chinese revisionist policies.
2023
Pisciotta, B. (2023). Regional and Global Revisionism: Russia and China in a Comparative Perspective. THE INTERNATIONAL SPECTATOR, 1-17 [10.1080/03932729.2023.2194161].
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