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Hegemony in International Society$
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Ian Clark

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199556267

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556267.001.0001

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Introduction: Is Hegemony Compatible with International Society?

Introduction: Is Hegemony Compatible with International Society?

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(p.1) Introduction: Is Hegemony Compatible with International Society?
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Hegemony in International Society
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556267.003.0001

The Introduction explains the tension between resistance to a concentration of power and the normal role of the great powers. How is international order then to be managed in a sole great-power world? It then introduces the distinction between primacy and hegemony, with the latter's emphasis on legitimacy. It sets out the book's revisionist approach to the historical work on British and American hegemony, and explains how this will set up a new typology of forms of hegemony.

Keywords:   great power, hegemony, international order, legitimacy, primacy

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