Od Havla do Pavla: ciągłość i zmiana w relacjach czesko‑tajwańskich w kontekście bezpieczeństwa ontologicznego

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https://doi.org/10.12797/Politeja.20.2023.85.08

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ontological security, constructivism, Czech foreign policy, Czech- Taiwanese relations, Czech-Chinese relations

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FROM HAVEL TO PAVEL: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN CZECH-TAIWANESE RELATIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF ONTOLOGICAL SECURITY

For two decades after the fall of Communism, the Czech Republic’s values-based policy toward Taiwan was decisively shaped by President Václav Havel’s political philosophy. In contrast, after 2012, Taiwan began to be gradually marginalised in Czech foreign policy as proponents of closer cooperation with China came to power. However, the end of the next decade brought another turn in CzechTaiwan relations. This article analyses continuity and change in Czech foreign policy through the lens of ontological security theory, pointing out that Taiwan (as well as China) has become an important element of Czech (inter)national identity after 1989.

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Bartosz Kowalski, University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland

Adiunkt w Katedrze Studiów Azjatyckich Uniwersytetu Łódz-kiego i analityk w Ośrodku Spraw Azjatyckich tejże uczelni. Jego badania koncentru-ją się na polityce zagranicznej Chin, w tym na stosunkach między Chinami a Europą Środkowo-Wschodnią.

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Published

2023-11-16

How to Cite

Kowalski, Bartosz. 2023. “Od Havla Do Pavla: Ciągłość I Zmiana W Relacjach czesko‑tajwańskich W kontekście bezpieczeństwa Ontologicznego”. Politeja 20 (4(85):139-60. https://doi.org/10.12797/Politeja.20.2023.85.08.