American Hegemony and the Trilateral Commission

American Hegemony and the Trilateral Commission

by Stephen Gill
     
 

ISBN-10: 052142433X

ISBN-13: 9780521424332

Pub. Date: 11/07/1991

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

American Hegemony and the Trilateral Commission, first published in 1991, makes an original contribution to a subject of great interest to specialists and students of international relations and international political economy - the extent and nature of America as an international power and a hegemonic state up until the end of the 1980s. In examining the role of the…  See more details below

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American Hegemony and the Trilateral Commission, first published in 1991, makes an original contribution to a subject of great interest to specialists and students of international relations and international political economy - the extent and nature of America as an international power and a hegemonic state up until the end of the 1980s. In examining the role of the USA in the post-war world order, Stephen Gill challenges arguments concerning the relative decline of American hegemony. He maintains that instead of equating hegemony with the dominance of one state over other states, one should redefine the question of hegemony in terms of the relationship between economic, military, cultural and political forces. Gill also develops a concept of transnational hegemony - the rise in the power of internationally mobile capital.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521424332
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/07/1991
Series:
Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series, #5
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Realist and liberal perspectives; 3. Marxist perspectives: the question of hegemony redefined; 4. The decline of American hegemony: myth and reality; 5. Towards an American-centred transnational hegemony?; 6. Private international relations councils; 7. Aims, activities, organisation and membership of the trilateral commission; 8. Theoretical and practical aspects of the trilateral commission; 9. Hegemony, knowledge and the limit of internationalism; Appendices; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

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