Hegemony and World Order explores a key question for our tumultuous times of multiple global crises. Does hegemony – that is, legitimated rule by dominant power – have a role in ordering world politics of the twenty-first century? If so, what form does that hegemony take: does it lie with a leading state or with some other force? How does contemporary world hegemony operate: what tools does it use and what outcomes does it bring?
This volume addresses these questions by assembling perspectives from various regions across the world, including Canada, Central Asia, China, Europe, India, Russia and the USA. The contributions in this book span diverse theoretical perspectives from realism to postcolonialism, as well as multiple issue areas such as finance, the Internet, migration and warfare. By exploring the role of non-state actors, transnational networks, and norms, this collection covers various standpoints and moves beyond traditional concepts of state-based hierarches centred on material power. The result is a wealth of novel insights on today's changing dynamics of world politics.
Hegemony and World Order is critical reading for policymakers and advanced students of International Relations, Global Governance, Development, and International Political Economy.
Table of Contents
Hegemony in World Politics: An Introduction
Jan Aart Scholte, Tom Casier and Piotr Dutkiewicz
Part 1: Hegemony as Conceptual Map
1. Crises of World Hegemony and the Speeding up of Social History
Beverly J. Silver and Corey R. Payne
2. Hegemony: A Conceptual and Theoretical Analysis and its Application to the Debate on American Hegemony
Brian C. Schmidt
3. Unravelling Power and Hegemony: Why Shifting Power Relations Do Not Equal a Change of International Order
4. Globalization and the Decline of Universalism: New Realities for Hegemony
5. Rethinking Hegemony as Complexity
Jan Aart Scholte
Part 2: Practices of Hegemony
6. Hybrid War and Hegemonic Power
7. Global Hegemony from a Longue Durée Perspective: The Dollar and the World Economy
8. The Role of Ideas: Western Liberalism and Russian Left Conservatism in Search of International Hegemony
9. Twilight of Hegemony: The T20 and the Defensive Re-imagining of Global Order
Leslie A. Pal
10. Shifting Hegemonies in Global Migration Politics and the Rise of the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Part 3: Hegemony in Action
11. The US-China Trade War and Hegemonic Competition: Background, Negotiations, and Consequences
12. Competition in Convergence: US-China Hegemonic Rivalry in Global Capitalism
13. India in the "Asian Century": Thinking Like a Hegemon?
Ravi Dutt Bajpai and Swati Parashar
14. On the Power of Improvisation: Why is There No Hegemon in Central Asia?
Conclusions: Hegemony and World Order
Piotr Dutkiewicz, Tom Casier and Jan Aart Scholte
Piotr Dutkiewicz is Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Center for Governance and Public Management, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Tom Casier is Jean Monnet Chair and Reader in International Relations at the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS), Belgium.
Jan Aart Scholte is Professor of Global Transformations and Governance Challenges at Leiden University, Netherlands and Co-Director of the Centre for Global Cooperation Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.
"This is a well-organised and coherent volume that offers a wide range of theoretical, regional and policy area perspectives. It plugs a significant gap in the existing literature, and is a must read for scholars, students and citizens interested in the phenomenon of hegemony in global politics, in theory and practice." -- Andreas Antoniades, Senior Lecturer in Global Political Economy, University of Sussex, UK