“The persistent myth of lost hegemony,” revisited: structural power as a complex network phenomenon

  title={“The persistent myth of lost hegemony,” revisited: structural power as a complex network phenomenon},
  author={William Kindred Winecoff},
  journal={European Journal of International Relations},
  pages={209 - 252}
  • W. Winecoff
  • Published 1 September 2020
  • Economics
  • European Journal of International Relations
This article resuscitates the idea of structural power in world politics by linking it to modern complex network science, presents a theoretical framework for understanding how global structures develop and change, and empirically analyzes the prominence of leading states within global finance, trade, security, and knowledge networks. It argues that the “fitness plus preferential attachment” (FPA) model of complex network evolution provides a logical explanation for the durability of American… 

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