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Contestations of Liberal Order

The West in Crisis?

Editors: Lehti, Marko, Pennanen, Henna-Riikka, Jouhki, Jukka (Eds.)

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  • Approaches crisis-talk with an understanding that the concepts of crisis, the West, liberal, and liberal international order are contingent and contested
  • Engages with perspectives from Europe and the United States as well as from China, India, Russia, and Turkey
  • Examines the contestations of liberal norms and values, and the alternatives to liberal world order and Western hegemony
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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.

About the authors

Marko Lehti is Professor at Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI) at Tampere University, Finland. His research focuses on peace mediation and dialogues, crises of liberal peace, transformation of identities, and the idea of Nordic peace. His recent publication is The Era of Private Peacemakers (Palgrave 2019).
Henna-Riikka Pennanen is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Turku, Finland. Her research focuses on the United States–East Asia relations in the past and present.
Jukka Jouhki is Senior Lecturer of Anthropology at the Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He is the Director of The West Network endorsing multidisciplinary research on ‘the West’. His research focuses on communities and their identities.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contestations of Liberal Order
Book Subtitle
The West in Crisis?
Editors
  • Marko Lehti
  • Henna-Riikka Pennanen
  • Jukka Jouhki
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22059-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22059-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-22058-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 384
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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