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Power, leadership, and hegemony in international politics: the case of East Asia

Macht, Herrschaft und Hegemonie in der internationalen Politik: der Fall Ostasien
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Nabers, Dirk

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Corporate Editor Universität Bamberg, Fak. Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Lehrstuhl für Internationale Beziehungen
Abstract "The article inquires into the conditions of effective leadership of states in international politics, and develops a framework for the study of so-called (new) regional powers such as Brazil, China, India, and South Africa in processes of regional institution-building. Various theoretical strands will be discussed as to the requirements of effective leadership in international affairs. Most importantly, the relationship between power, leadership and hegemony will be outlined. It is argued that the connection between leadership and hegemony is one of co-constitution. Leadership is necessarily based on hegemony, while hegemony can only be sustained through leadership. Furthermore, it will be shown that both leadership and hegemony are essentially political in character, whereas power has no such insinuation but has to be translated into leadership and hegemony through discursive means. Finally, the analysis asks for the preconditions of leadership in East Asia, using China's and Japan's roles in East Asian regionalism as an illustration." (author's abstract)
Keywords hegemony; Southeast Asia; leadership; Japan; China; newly industrializing countries; interests; interest orientation; pressure-group politics; interest sphere; geopolitics; power; power politics; hegemonical policy
Classification International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Affairs, Development Policy
Method descriptive study
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
City Bamberg
Page/Pages 25 p.
Series Bamberger Online Papers on Integration Research (BOPIR), 10/2009
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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