Rethinking Hegemonies

Rethinking Hegemonies

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This conference will address the questions of whether hegemony operates in world politics today, and, if so, in what form(s), and through what technique(s).

Participants will critically discuss three dimensions of hegemony:

  1. What is it and how it is being conceptualized by both theorists and policy practitioners; how it is understood by states and non-state actors; how this notion (and practice) combines both overt control and the development and dissemination of ideas to legitimate and re-create structural hierarchies in contemporary world politics;
  2. How is world hegemony made and sustained? What kind of material, discursive, institutional, and performative techniques can be employed (separately or in combination) in gaining and/or maintaining local, regional, and global hegemony.
  3. The geopolitics of hegemonic practices.

This conference is being co-organized (and sponsored) by DOC Berlin with the financial/organizational assistance of the School of Advanced International and Area Studies, the Center for Russian Studies, East China Normal University and Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

This will be the third conference co-organized and sponsored by DOC Berlin within the project (Re) Inventing Hegemonies that is structured around the notion of hegemony and its role in shaping the new international system. It will bring together renowned scholars from China, Canada, India, the USA, the EU, and Russia.


  • Elinor Sloan, Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science, Carleton University, Ottawa
  • Jan A. Scholte, Professor at School of Global Studies in Göteborg
  • Tom Casier, Phd., Director Global Europe Centre, Reader in International Relations | Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS)
  • Beverly Silver, Professor at the Department of Sociology Director | Arrighi Center for Global Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
  • Ivan Safranchuk, Senior Fellow at the Institute of International Studies, MGIMO University, Moscow
  • Xin Zhang, Associate Professor at the School of Advanced International & Area Studies
    East China Normal University, Shanghai
  • Leslie Pal, PhD., Professor at the School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University, Ottawa
  • Randall Germain, Department of Political Science, Carleton University, Ottawa
  • Martin Geiger, Associate Professor of ‘Politics of Human Migration and Mobility’ at Carleton University, Ottawa
  • Yong Wang, China
  • Ravi Bajpai, PhD., Civilisational Perspectives in International Relations and Contemporary China-India Relations at Deakin University, Melbourne
  • Victoria Achkurina, Researcher at TRENDS Research & Advisory, Abu Dhabi
  • Prof. Vladimir Popov, Research Director in Economics & Political sciences at Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute gGmbH (DOC RI), Berlin
  • PAN Xingming, Professor of History and Political Science, European and Russian Studies, Director, Center for European Studies, School of Advanced International and Area Studies.

Shanghai, China

3663 Zhongshan N Rd

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