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Hegemony and World Order - Reimagining Power in Global Politics

Hegemony and World Order explores a key question for our tumultuous times of multiple global crises.

Piotr Dutkiewicz, Tom Casier & Jan Aart Scholte
24 September 2020
Routledge 'Hegemony and World Order'

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.


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


You can order the book via the Routlegde website.

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