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Hegemony in international society, Ian Clark

Label
Hegemony in international society
Title
Hegemony in international society
Statement of responsibility
Ian Clark
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Can international legitimacy operate even in a deformed balance of power, and when there is only one dominant state? Conventionally, hegemony has been perceived as a threat to international society. But how then is international order to be maintained, if this still requires a managerial role on the part of the great powers? IR theory has not taken that problem sufficiently seriously. This study makes a sharp distinction between primacy, denoting merely a form of material power, and hegemony, understood as a legitimate practice, and as giving rise to a form of social power. Adopting an English School approach, the author suggests hegemony be considered as one potential institution of international society, and hence as one possible mechanism of international order. The book reviews some relevant historical cases (the Concert of Europe, Pax Britannica, and Pax Americana) and argues that, instead of one model of hegemony, these represent several different variants: importantly, each displays its own distinctive legitimacy dynamics. Once these are appreciated, they can help us identify the possible institutional forms of hegemony in contemporary international society. This is done through three cases, examining in turn US policy on the UN Security Council, in East Asia, and on climate change. The overall argument challenges the limited post-Cold War debate about primacy, and the equally simplistic projections about the future distribution of power to which it gives rise. In doing so, it offers a major rethinking of the concept of hegemony in international relations
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1949-
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Clark, Ian
Dewey number
327.101
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United Nations
  • Hegemony
  • International relations
  • Concert of Europe
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • International organization
  • Hegemony
  • Climatic changes
Label
Hegemony in international society, Ian Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : Is hegemony compatible with international society -- Theory of hegemony -- Hegemony and IR theory -- An English School theory of hegemony -- Legitimacy and the institutional forms of hegemony -- Hegemony in historical international society -- Collective hegemony : the Concert of Europe, 1815-1914 -- Singular hegemony : Pax Britannica, 1815-1914 -- Coalitional hegemony : Pax Americana, 1945-1971 -- Hegemony in contemporary international society -- Hegemony in international organization : the UN Security Council -- Hegemony in regional order : East Asia -- Hegemony in international policy : the climate change regime -- Conclusion : the United States in international society
Control code
ocn727078547
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199556267
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)727078547
Label
Hegemony in international society, Ian Clark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : Is hegemony compatible with international society -- Theory of hegemony -- Hegemony and IR theory -- An English School theory of hegemony -- Legitimacy and the institutional forms of hegemony -- Hegemony in historical international society -- Collective hegemony : the Concert of Europe, 1815-1914 -- Singular hegemony : Pax Britannica, 1815-1914 -- Coalitional hegemony : Pax Americana, 1945-1971 -- Hegemony in contemporary international society -- Hegemony in international organization : the UN Security Council -- Hegemony in regional order : East Asia -- Hegemony in international policy : the climate change regime -- Conclusion : the United States in international society
Control code
ocn727078547
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199556267
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)727078547

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