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Contestations of Liberal Order : The West in Crisis? (2020)

Lehti, M., Pennanen, H.-R., & Jouhki, J. (Eds.). (2020). Contestations of Liberal Order : The West in Crisis?. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22059-4

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Lehti, Marko; Pennanen, Henna-Riikka; Jouhki, Jukka

ISBN: 978-3-030-22058-7

eISBN: 978-3-030-22059-4

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages in the book: 384

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22059-4

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This volume explores the Western-led liberal order that is claimed to be in crisis. Currently, the West appears less as a modernizing or civilizing entity leading the way and more as being engulfed in a deep crisis. Simultaneously, the West still appears to be needed in order to imagine the global order by promoters of liberal peace as well as its opponents. This book asks how and why “crisis” is needed for constituting “the West,” liberal, and global order and how these three are conjoined and reinvented. The book encompasses narratives endorsing and rejecting the West and the liberal international order, as well as alternative visions for a post-Western world conceived within the rising and challenging powers. The study is of interest to scholars and students of international relations, critical security studies, peace and conflict research, and social sciences in general.

Keywords: liberalism (ideologies); Western countries; crises; hegemony; world order; international relations; peace; legitimacy; identity (mental objects); tolerance (mental); openness; humanitarianism

Free keywords: liberal; liberal international order; the West; crisis; hegemony; liberal world order; liberal peace; legitimacy; crisis narratives; civilization; identity; ontological security; identification; foreign policy; Occidentalism; Orientalism; illiberalism; tolerance; open society; humanitarianism

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Reporting Year: 2020

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