Call for papers : deadline 7 mars 2019
13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations
A Century of Show and Tell: The Seen and the Unseen of IR
Sofia University "Sveti Kliment Ohridski"
Bulgaria, 11-14 September 2019
Section 49 (S49) :What’s Next? Hegemony and Order in the Global Political System
‘Hegemony and Stability: are Emerging Powers a Source of Instability?’
Hegemony and counter hegemony in international politics: are policies from emerging countries favouring a multipolar world or are they part of a strategy against the United States’ hegemony?
This panel intends to oversee the role of emerging powers by questioning their actions on the international stage. Indeed, the position of emerging powers is still unclear and while some experts argue that they tend to stabilise the world order by offering a balance to a ‘unilateral’ United States. Other experts question their actions and claim that they destabilise the international order by opposing every policy coming from the United States in order to undermine the West.
The recent cases of the Iranian deal, the North Korean instability, the Syrian conflict, NATO’s enlargements, China’s activities in Africa and South America and the Venezuelan crisis illustrate the seizure between the policies of traditional powers and emerging countries.
In order to analyse this current state of affairs, this panel welcomes papers discussing the role of emerging powers and specifically assessing their role as source of stability or instability. In addition, this panel encourages papers to think outside of the box and present innovative understandings of the role of emerging power in the current international context.