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Hegemony in the World Political Economy Robert Keohane Hegemonic stability: - Order in world politics created by single dominant power - Maintenance of order requires continued hegemony - Hegemony can facilitate a certain type of cooperation but there is little reason to believe that hegemony is either necessary or a sufficient condition for the emergence of cooperative relationships. - Hegemons require deference to enable them to construct a structure of world capitalist order, too expensive/self-defeating to obtain this by force - Hegemons do not dominate societies, they supervise the relationships b/n politically independent societies through a combination of hierarchies of control and the operation of markets For the world economy to be stabilized, there has to be a stabilizer, one stabilizer Kindleberger Evaluating the Theory of Hegemonic Stability Hegemonic powers must have control over: - Raw materials- Serves as justification for territorial expansion, imperialism, informal influence - Sources of capital-
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course POLI 244 taught by Professor Saideman during the Fall '07 term at McGill.

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