Liberal Internationalism 3.0: America and the Dilemmas of Liberal World Order

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Liberal order is not embodied in a fixed set of principles or practices. Instead, aspects of the liberal vision have made appearances in various combinations and changing ways over the last century. This chapter argues that it is possible to identify three versions of liberal order. The first is associated with the ideas of Woodrow Wilson; the second is the liberal internationalism of the post-1945 decades; and the third version is a sort of posthegemonic liberal internationalism that has only partially appeared and whose full shape and logic is still uncertain. The chapter develops a set of dimensions that allow for identifying different logics of liberal order and identify variables that will shape the movement from liberal internationalism 2.0 to 3.0.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLiberal World Orders
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191760334
ISBN (Print)9780197265529
StatePublished - Jan 30 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


  • Liberal internationalism
  • Liberal order
  • Liberal principles
  • Liberal vision
  • Woodrow wilson


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