1st Edition

Hegemony and World Order Reimagining Power in Global Politics

Edited By Piotr Dutkiewicz, Tom Casier, Jan Aart Scholte Copyright 2021
    276 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    276 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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

    Tom Casier

    4. Globalization and the Decline of Universalism: New Realities for Hegemony

    Ivan Safranchuk,

    5. Rethinking Hegemony as Complexity

    Jan Aart Scholte

    Part 2: Practices of Hegemony

    6. Hybrid War and Hegemonic Power

    Elinor Sloan

    7. Global Hegemony from a Longue Durée Perspective: The Dollar and the World Economy

    Randall Germain

    8. The Role of Ideas: Western Liberalism and Russian Left Conservatism in Search of International Hegemony

    Elena Chebankova

    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)

    Martin Geiger

    Part 3: Hegemony in Action

    11. The US-China Trade War and Hegemonic Competition: Background, Negotiations, and Consequences

    Yong Wang

    12. Competition in Convergence: US-China Hegemonic Rivalry in Global Capitalism

    Xin Zhang

    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?

    Viktoria Akchurina

    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