By Björn Alexander Lindemann
Taiwan has been excluded from the United countries and different companies for which statehood is needed and its presence in IGOs is principally constrained to practical and nearby companies that permit versatile versions of participation, having a selected identify, prestige and job house in every one association. Taiwan’s exclusion from significant IGOs derives from its distinct foreign prestige in addition to the political controversy over the illustration of China within the foreign enviornment. Björn Alexander Lindemann offers a considerable research of the connection among Taiwan and China in and with reference to IGOs within the period of time among 2002 and 2011. in keeping with a neoclassical realist process, he is taking a glance on the case experiences of the WTO, APEC, WHO and UN, and explains Taiwan’s new IGO process less than President Ma Ying-jeou after 2008 and its effect on Taiwan’s overseas space.
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Gaining IGO memberships is therefore an important foreign policy goal for states and constitutes an even greater source of interest for diplomatically isolated states such as Taiwan. IGOs are significant as tools with which Taiwan can pursue its interests and as arenas in which the island can conduct foreign relations with countries with whom it does not have diplomatic ties. Moreover, international memberships imply some form of recognition and can contribute to a state’s international legal sovereignty (Krasner 1999).
He described ideal state behavior as conforming with the unitary state actor model and objectivity premises of neorealism and identified two unit-level reasons for the non-compliance of states with this ideal type of behavior: firstly, when states do not pursue their national interests due to narrower interests and, secondly, when ideas constitute a socially constructed reality that differs fundamentally from the neo-realist reality. In this sense, neoclassical realism can be regarded as a “theory of mistakes” (Schweller 2006: 10) that distinguishes between the ideal and the actual foreign policy behavior and can demonstrate that the international system punishes states that do not react effectively to systemic pressures.
3 billion people, the fourth largest territory, the second largest economy, the highest number of military personnel, nuclear weapons, and a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. 7 percent on the previous year (Blanchard 2011). The military personnel in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in China, including air, naval and missile forces, greatly outnumber those in Taiwan. 3 million personnel; the ROC’s three armed services (no second artillery) has a total force of some 270 thousand personnel; the PLA has roughly 10 times the number of troops as the ROC Armed Forces.