Before Hegemony: Britain, Free Trade, and Nineteenth-Century World Order Revisited

@article{Lacher2012BeforeHB,
  title={Before Hegemony: Britain, Free Trade, and Nineteenth-Century World Order Revisited},
  author={Hannes Lacher and Julian Germann},
  journal={International Studies Review},
  year={2012},
  volume={14},
  pages={99-124}
}
  • Hannes Lacher, Julian Germann
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • International Studies Review
  • This article argues that neo-Gramscian theorizations of “hegemony” have failed to illuminate the role of nineteenth-century Britain in the rise of a liberal world economy in three respects. First, they have provided mutually exclusive accounts of the social forces underpinning domestic and international hegemony. Second, they have failed to show Britain's agency in the making of a liberal world order. Third, they have posited a uniformity of social forces and liberal state forms that elides the… CONTINUE READING
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