Reconstructing Hegemonies

The hypothesis of this project is that the ‘traditional’ approach to hegemony in International Relations, which suggests that the main line of international confrontation is between ‘West’ and ‘East’, is too simplistic, because new poles/subjects of global power, like non-state actors, are assuming new global roles and are not necessarily located within nation-states.The goals of the project are to theorise ‘new hegemony’ from a multidisciplinary perspective, to analyse the main structural contradictions of the world system with the contours of new hegemony in mind, and to develop a taxonomy of ‘re-hegemonisation’ and counter-hegemony.

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