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‘Voices Around the World’ Series #1: Thinking About the Post- Western World Order | January 28, Thursday

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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The Department of International Relations invites you to its first event of the “Voices around the World: International Relations in Theory and Practice” series being organised on 28th January 2021. A guest session is being delivered by Barry Buzan on ‘Thinking About the Post-Western World Order’.


Abstract: There is a widespread sense that the global international society (GIS) is in a significant period of change. The longstanding Western order is under siege from several different directions including the diffusion of wealth and power, a mounting crisis within global capitalism, and a variety of shared threats from terrorism, through mass migration and pandemics, to environmental change. Brexit and the election of Trump suggest that even the Anglosphere core of world order has lost its grip. This talk argues that, when viewed as a whole, the pattern of current developments points to the emergence of a post-Western world order of deep pluralism. In an attempt to chart the landscape of GIS in the coming decades, the paper uses the multiple ‘lenses’ provided by IR theory to identify which aspects of GIS are likely to remain familiar, and which to change.

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January 28
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm