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Liberal World Orders

Tim Dunne and Trine Flockhart


Liberal world order is seen by many as either a fading international order in response to declining American hegemony, or as a failing international order riddled with internal tensions and contradicting positions. Either way, it is assumed to be in crisis. This book does not reject this claim. Nor does it deny that liberalism contains many inconsistencies. Instead, it argues that much of the literature has been conditioned by a view that sees liberal order's crisis primarily as a crisis of authority and which does not look further back than the twentieth century. As a result liberalism was sh ... More

Keywords: liberalism, imperialism, integration, internationalism, neoliberalism, interventionism, American hegemony, rising powers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780197265529
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265529.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Dunne, editor
University of Queensland

Trine Flockhart, editor
Danish Institute for International Studies