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Good-Bye Hegemony!: Power and Influence in the Global System

Simon Reich and Richard Ned Lebow

Abstract

Many policymakers, journalists, and scholars insist that U.S. hegemony is essential for warding off global chaos. This book argues that hegemony is a fiction propagated to support a large defense establishment, justifying American claims to world leadership, and buttressing the self-esteem of voters. It is also contrary to American interests and the global order. This book argues that hegemony should instead find expression in agenda setting, economic custodianship, and the sponsorship of global initiatives. Today, these functions are diffused through the system, with European countries, China ... More

Keywords: U.S. hegemony, agenda setting, economic custodianship, global initiatives, American realists, American liberals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691160429
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691160429.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Reich, author
Rutgers University

Richard Ned Lebow, author
King's College London