New book on hegemony and world order, co-edited by Dr Tom Casier


Routledge has just published a book ‘Hegemony and world order. Reimagining power in global politics’, edited by Piotr Dutkiewicz (Carleton University), Tom Casier (University of Kent) and Jan Aart Scholte (Leiden University). The volume offers a wide range of insights on one of the most debated issues in international affairs: the change of global order and shifting patterns of hegemony. The book seeks to transcend and reimagine traditional approaches to power, bringing together perspectives from authors from different parts of the world, including China, India and Russia. The book stands out by its pluralist theoretical approach and its focus on a wide array of actors and issues.


Book description

Does hegemony – that is, legitimated rule by dominant power – have a role in ordering world politics of the twenty-first century? If so, what form does that hegemony take: does it lie with a leading state or with some other force? How does contemporary world hegemony operate: what tools does it use and what outcomes does it bring?

This volume addresses these questions by assembling perspectives from various regions across the world, including Canada, Central Asia, China, Europe, India, Russia and the USA. The contributions in this book span diverse theoretical perspectives from realism to postcolonialism, as well as multiple issue areas such as finance, the Internet, migration and warfare. By exploring the role of non-state actors, transnational networks, and norms, this collection covers various standpoints and moves beyond traditional concepts of state-based hierarches centred on material power. The result is a wealth of novel insights on today’s changing dynamics of world politics.

Hegemony and World Order is critical reading for policymakers and advanced students of International Relations, Global Governance, Development, and International Political Economy.


Piotr Dutkiewicz is Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Center for Governance and Public Management, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

Tom Casier is Reader in International Relations at the Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) and Director of the Global Europe Centre of the University of Kent.

Jan Aart Scholte is Professor of Global Transformations and Governance Challenges at Leiden University, Netherlands and Co-Director of the Centre for Global Cooperation Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.


Reference and link

Dutkiewicz, P, Casier, T. and Scholte, J. A. (eds.) (2021), Hegemony and world order. Reimagining power in global politics. (Abingdon: Routledge).