Hegemony in a Multipolar World Order: Global Constitutionalism and the Großraum
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AbstractRecent setbacks to international institutions and projects of global governance have been viewed as marking a resurgence of nation-state sovereignty. In fact, however, many of the major controversies and developments in contemporary international law and geopolitics concern the administration, autonomy, and internal hierarchy not of states, but of supra-state regions. The spatial logic of a world divided into such regions is best articulated in Carl Schmitt’s theory of the Großraum, which in various respects describes and explains key features of modern world order. Taking regional systems as self-constituting political units characterized by internal forms of dominance and legitimation aids in identifying the operation of hegemony in contemporary international law and institutions. It also makes possible a reinterpretation of global constitutionalist discourse as a democratizing project that finds its most important expressions in counter-hegemonic movements within the various "great spaces" constituting today’s world.
Acceptance Date03/01/2019
All Author(s) ListMITCHELL Ryan James
Journal nameJus Cogens
Volume Number1
PublisherSpringer Nature
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Pages129 - 150
LanguagesEnglish-United States
KeywordsHegemony, International order, Großraum

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