1st Edition

Non-Western Nations and the Liberal International Order Responding to the Backlash in the West

Edited By Hiro Katsumata, Hiroki Kusano Copyright 2023
    170 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Given the increasing presence of non-Western nations in global affairs, Hiro Katsumata and Hiroki Kusano explore their responses to the backlash taking place in the West against the global spread of liberalism – against the global spread of free trade, multilateral institutions, and liberal-democratic politics.

    Katsumata and Kusano concentrate on the cases of Egypt, Brazil, Japan, ASEAN members, Russia, and China. Mounted by these non-Western nations are three kinds of responses: illiberal bandwagoning, counter-backlash, and thirdway charting. Each of these responses inevitably has significant consequences for the fate of the existing liberal international order established and sustained by the Western countries in the post-war era, either accelerating the collapse of this order by causing additional damage to it, or putting the brakes on its collapse by giving support to it.

    An invaluable resource for scholars in International Relations and Comparative Politics.

    Preface 2. Introduction: Three Kinds of Responses (Hiro Katsumata and Hiroki Kusano) 3. Chapter 1 - Backlash in the West (Hiroki Kusano, Hiro Katsumata, and Terumasa Tomita) 4.Chapter 2 - Autocratization of Egyptian Politics via Illiberal Bandwagoning (Misa Kanaya) 5. Chapter 3 - Illiberal Bandwagoning: United States–Brazil Relations under the Trump and Bolsonaro Administrations (Shuichiro Masukata) 6. Chapter 4 - From Trade Laggard to Trade Leader: Japan’s Role in Countering the Backlash against Globalization (Kristi Govella) 7. Chapter 5 - Southeast Asia’s Response to the Backlash against Neoliberal Globalization in the West (Xianbai Ji and Pradumna B. Rana) 8. Chapter 6 - Russia’s Greater Eurasia Project as a "Third-Way" Alternative to Western Liberal Order (Andrej Krickovic) 19. Chapter 7- China’s Institutional Responses to the Backlash Against the Liberal International Order (Kai He)


    Hiro Katsumata is an associate professor at the Graduate School of International and Cultural Studies, Tohoku University, Japan.

    Hiroki Kusano is a professor of International Relations and American Foreign Policy at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Saitama University, Japan.