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No One's World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn

Charles A. Kupchan


The world is on the cusp of a global turn. Between 1500 and 1800, the West sprinted ahead of other centers of power in Asia and the Middle East. Europe and the United States have dominated the world since. But today the West's preeminence is slipping away as China, India, Brazil, and other emerging powers rise. Although most strategists recognize that the dominance of the West is on the wane, they are confident that its founding ideas—democracy, capitalism, and secular nationalism—will continue to spread, ensuring that the Western order will outlast its primacy. This book challenges this view, ... More

Keywords: emerging powers, China, West, international order, United States, Europe, Asia, legitimacy, sovereignty, governance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199739394
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199739394.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles A. Kupchan, author
Georgetown University