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China and the Free-Rider Problem: Exploring the Case of Energy Security
ANDREW B. KENNEDY asks whether China should be understood as a free rider in the international system, focusing on efforts to enhance energy security with respect to oil. He concludes that China can be understood as free riding in one regard and cheap riding in another, but that its behavior is better explained by distrust than by a desire to exploit the cooperation of other states. 

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