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The United States’ Residual Hegemony A Complex-Gramscian Examination

By Rashad Seedeen Copyright 2023

    This book investigates the hegemony of the USA by examining the Obama, Trump and Biden administrations’ responses to major global crises. Combining a Gramscian framework with the main features of complexity theory it provides a comprehensive account of the systemic crisis of the hegemonic order of the United States in security, environmental, and economic issue-areas. By examining key case studies, the author reveals that the hegemonic responses of the US were confronted by overt challenges, including emerging state and non-state actors, globally complex transnational flows, and a combative domestic political climate which undermined the United States’ role in multilateral institutions no longer fit for purpose. This book will be of interest to general readers as well as scholars and students of US foreign policy, global politics, and Gramscian theory.


    1.The Gramscian Approach to Hegemony

    2.A complex-Gramscian Approach to US Hegemony 

    3.The Organic Crisis of Global (In)Security and the Libyan Intervention 

    4.The Organic Crisis and the Failure of Climate Governance: The Copenhagen Conference 

    5.The Organic Crisis and the G20 Response to the Global Financial Crisis 

    6.The Global Organic Crisis and the United States’ Rightward Shift: The Rise of Donald Trump 

    7.Early Trends from the Biden Administration 



    Rashad Seedeen is the Faculty Head of Humanities and a Global Politics teacher at Eltham High School, Melbourne. Rashad is also part of the co-ordinating committee of Conversation at the Crossroads, an organisation focused on building dialogue between diverse communities in order to build understanding and develop community-led solutions. Rashad’s research interests include US hegemonic decline, emergent social movements and political communication.