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After Liberalism?

The Future of Liberalism in International Relations

  • Rebekka Friedman
  • Kevork Oskanian
  • Ramon Pacheco Pardo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Rebekka Friedman, Kevork Oskanian, Ramon Pacheco Pardo
      Pages 1-11
  3. Liberalism and International Relations Theory

  4. Liberalism and American Hegemony

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Michael Cox
      Pages 103-116
    3. Charles A. Kupchan, Peter L. Trubowitz
      Pages 117-144
    4. Christian Reus-Smit
      Pages 167-186
  5. The Diffusion of Liberalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Philip G. Cerny
      Pages 189-214
    3. Ren Xiao
      Pages 215-235
    4. Margot Light
      Pages 236-252
    5. Frank Schimmelfennig
      Pages 253-269
    6. Rebekka Friedman, Kevork Oskanian, Ramon Pacheco Pardo
      Pages 288-297

About this book


In this collection, leading international scholars provide their perspectives on the continuing role of the liberal paradigm, both as a theoretical approach to international relations, and as an ordering principle of international politics.


Liberalism international relations theory world order globalization democracy desegregation Europe European integration hegemony Integration law Nation politics realism

Editors and affiliations

  • Rebekka Friedman
    • 1
  • Kevork Oskanian
    • 2
  • Ramon Pacheco Pardo
    • 3
  1. 1.University of OxfordUK
  2. 2.University of WestminsterUK
  3. 3.King’s College LondonUK

About the editors

Jonathan Caverley, Northwestern University, USA Philip G. Cerny, University of Manchester, UK Michael Cox, LSE, UK Louise Fawcett, St Catherine's College, University of Oxford, UK G. John Ikenberry, Princeton University, USA Beate Jahn, University of Sussex, UK Charles A. Kupchan, Georgetown University, USA Margot Light, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK Cornelia Navari, University of Birmingham, UK Nicholas Rengger, University of St Andrews, UK Christian Reus-Smit, University of Queensland, Australia Nabarun Roy, South Asian University, New Delhi, India Frank Schimmelfennig, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Brian C. Schmidt, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada Peter Trubowitz, University of Texas at Austin, USA Ren Xiao, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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"After Liberalism? constitutes a diverse, rich set of interventions on the futures of liberalism. It provides a good theoretical and empirical bridge, within the discipline of IR, to imminent reflection on liberalism's reinvention in our post-2008 era of globalization." - International Affairs

"Liberalism is a shape-shifter; it is both championed and critiqued in many different guises. After Liberalism is a very helpful overview of the many different ways that liberalism intersects with the theory and practice of international relations. Equally important, it identifies the protean quality of liberalism as part of its essence. A notable achievement."

- Anne-Marie Slaughter, Princeton University, USA and President and CEO, the New America Foundation

"The fate of liberalism is a key concern in an age when so much attention is given to the emergence of non-liberal powers, and in this collection Friedman, Oskanian and Pacheco Pardo have produced the single best introduction to this topic currently available. With contributions from leading political and IR theorists, international political economists and area specialists, the range of material covered is available nowhere else in such a coherent and convenient form. Essential reading."

- Chris Brown, London School of Economics, UK

"Has the great project of liberal international, so influential across the last century, run out of steam? Or do the inexorable realities of growing global interdependence make more relevant than ever the internationalist effort to build a more law governed and cooperative world order? For anyone concerned with these questions - and who isn't - this book is filled with eye-opening, sobering, and trenchant insights, making it an invaluable contribution."

- Daniel Deudney, John Hopkins University, USA