A CRITICAL APPROACH TO A POSSIBLE EU HEGEMONY: RE-CONCEPTUALIZING THE ‘POWER’ OF THE UNION IN THE LIGHT OF THE CURRENT CRISIS Cover Image

A CRITICAL APPROACH TO A POSSIBLE EU HEGEMONY: RE-CONCEPTUALIZING THE ‘POWER’ OF THE UNION IN THE LIGHT OF THE CURRENT CRISIS
A CRITICAL APPROACH TO A POSSIBLE EU HEGEMONY: RE-CONCEPTUALIZING THE ‘POWER’ OF THE UNION IN THE LIGHT OF THE CURRENT CRISIS

Author(s): Malvina TEMA
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Центар за регионални истражувања и соработка Студиорум
Keywords: EU; European Union; hegemonic role; hegemony; financial crisis; international system

Summary/Abstract: n the light of new developments related to the financial crisis in the EU, this essay is an attempt to critically evaluate any possible hegemonic role of the European Union in the international system. This paper investigates if it is still possible for the EU to rise as a new hegenomony or rather the prospect of a stable multipolar system is more plausible. The main aim is to argue that the European Union is following a low trajectory in four different dimensions; political/institutional, ideological\normative, military and economic. In the first section the problem will be characterized theoretically. The next section discusses the many faces of a possible hegemony and it is followed by a more specific analysis of the four dimensions in the case of the European Union.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 237-247
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English