This roundtable will be the third event (after DOC led events in Warsaw, Berlin and Shanghai that were held between May 2018 and April 2019) discussing different aspects of changing global reconfiguration of power and influence. Previous events have explored conceptual approaches to hegemony, hegemonic strategies and its regional variations. This time the discussions will focus on selected policy areas related to the study of Re-Imagining Hegemonies.
Dialogue of Civilizations in Berlin will be hosting (Re)Imagining Hegemonies – Policy Outcomes on the 5th September.
At this event the debate will be focus mainly on key components of policies related to:
- We will first address the changing constellation of the world order within the context of hegemony, understood as legitimated rule by a dominant power. Hegemons deploy their resources to establish modalities of order that are favourable to the dominant power (themselves). Importantly, rules and regulatory mechanisms generated by the hegemon(s) enjoy substantial legitimacy.
- The prospect of orderly cooperation in the face of massive – even existential – global challenges is one of the most consequential and hotly debated issues in world politics today. Our debate will address policy areas such as migration, regional institutions, and the role of ideology in these processes and structures. We will use the EU, China, Russia, and Central Asia as core examples to examine changing strategies aimed at altering the current hegemonic order.
Questions to be considered include:
- What kind of hegemony we can expect to replace current international order?
- Who might be the main state and non-state actors that will shape this new order?
- Can hegemony come from a collection of major states, such as the Group of Seven (G7) or the Group of Twenty (G20)? What is the role of EU in that process?
- Does hegemony today shift from governmental to nongovernmental actors? Or do we enter a post-hegemonic era without a dominant force that upholds legitimated rules of world order?
Our speakers will include:
- Martin Geiger, Associate Professor of ‘Politics of Human Migration and Mobility’ at Carleton University
- Victoria Achkurina, Researcher at TRENDS Research & Advisory
- Tom Casier, Phd, Director Global Europe Centre, Reader in International Relations at Brussels School of International Studies
- Piotr Dutkiewicz, Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Center for Governance and Public Policy at Carleton University
- Elena Chebankova, former Reader in Politics in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lincoln.