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The Source of and Prospects of US Hegemony


The global financial crisis and subsequent effects on sovereign debt, the “rise of China”, prolonged war in the Middle East, as well as the recent as yet uncertain wave of political unrest and civil war known popularly as the “Arab Spring” have shaken the world, and called into question the future of U.S. hegemony. In this regard, the prospects for continued U.S. hegemony in the international political economy will be analysed. First, however, it will be necessary to determine exactly what factors are constitutive of U.S. hegemony. In this regard, the structural analysis devised by Susan Strange in the 1980s is apt to illustrate the main sources of U.S. power in the international system. Additionally, the insights of Robert Cox’s analysis of the internationalization of production, world order, and his application of Gramsci’s theory of hegemony to the international political economy allow for a more thorough understanding of the nature of the U.S. hegemony. Additionally, East Asia and Latin America will briefly be analysed due to their potential as sites for collective counter- hegemony, if not on a global, then at least on a regional level. It will be concluded that U.S. hegemony through dominance in the structures of production, finance, security and ideology appears to be relatively safe from effective contestation for the foreseeable future. Once again, the decline of the U.S. has been much exaggerated due to a lack of focus on structural power, and an in depth analysis of the myriad sources of power which the U.S. draws from.

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Project Id:1000100503
Project Title:The Source of and Prospects of US Hegemony
Field Of Study:Telecom Engineering
Project Supervisor:None
Project Status:Not Approved
Published Date:2019-03-25 15:40:01
Last Update:2019-03-25 15:40:01
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Nana Tuffour
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