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The Struggle for Order: Hegemony, Hierarchy, and Transition in Post-Cold War East Asia

Evelyn Goh


How has world order changed since the Cold War ended? Do we live in an age of American empire, or is global power shifting to the East with the rise of China? Arguing that existing ideas about balance of power and power transition are inadequate, this book instead conceives of an ‘order transition’ that has occurred in East Asia since 1989. Building on advances in ‘English School’ approaches, this book highlights that hegemonic power is based on both coercion and consent, and hegemony is crucially underpinned by shared norms and values. Thus hegemons must constantly legitimize their unequal po ... More

Keywords: East Asia, English School, hegemony, hierarchy, International Relations, order transition, social compact, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199599363
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Evelyn Goh, author
Reader in International Relations, Royal Holloway, University of London