Raison de l’Hégémonie (The Hegemon’s Interest): Theory of the Costs and Benefits of Hegemony

  title={Raison de l’H{\'e}g{\'e}monie (The Hegemon’s Interest): Theory of the Costs and Benefits of Hegemony},
  author={Carla Norrlof and William C. Wohlforth},
  journal={Security Studies},
  pages={422 - 450}
Abstract When and under what conditions does hegemony pay? The fate of any hegemonic order hinges on the answer to this question. Notwithstanding major relevant research traditions, international relations scholarship remains poorly equipped to answer it. We fill this gap with a theoretical framework for understanding the costs and benefits of hegemony that identifies the conditions that affect potential complementarity between military protection and economic production. We show how this… 
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