Western Hegemony and Russia’s Eurasian Turn: Probing the Liberal Order’s Place in Contemporary International Society

Abstract

According to some perspectives, it is difficult to imagine the collective West developing further relations with Russia beyond the regulatory and systemic – rather than the social – so long as their political systems remain divergent. At the same time, continued elements of Russian “Europeanness” raise fundamental questions about the future role and pre-eminence of liberal states – including Canada – in the contemporary international order, seeing as the Western-led liberal order appears to have failed to become synonymous with global order itself. As such, Russia remains a good case study for probing the extent to which a future world order must root itself in a monist frame in today’s pluralistic world. This paper will seek to explore this question from a perspective rooted in the English School of international relations, with the aim of deriving conclusions regarding the liberal international order’s ability to maintain its hegemonic position in global international society.

Paikin, Zachary. 2021. “Western Hegemony and Russia’s Eurasian Turn: Probing the Liberal Order’s Place in Contemporary International Society”. Canadian Journal of European and Russian Studies 14 (1):6-29. https://doi.org/10.22215/cjers.v14i1.2694

 

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