American Decline? Debating the Future of the US and the Rise of Emerging Powers
Salvador Santino F. Regilme Jr.
Freie Universität Berlin
State University of New York - Binghamton
Over the last decade prognostications of the imminent decline of the United States have been continually discussed. In the context of US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, non-traditional security threats, and global economic instability, is world power diffusing into an era without a hegemon? Or shifting towards East Asia as China's dramatic rise transforms the world? How are emerging powers challenging two centuries of western domination?
This call for papers seeks out submissions addressing the following questions:
• Is the United States in decline?
• What might be the best way to conceptualize American power in global capitalism? What are the usefulness and limitations of theories of international relations and international political economy in addressing this?
• What are the implications of 'emerging powers' for the US on a global scale? How might we make sense of the perception we are moving into an 'Asian century'?
• Is the rise of China a fundamental challenge to American power?
• What are the prospects for trans-Atlantic relations in 21st century global capitalism?
• What has the last five years of bail-outs, austerity measures, and global economic crisis and restructuring meant for US power in global capitalism?
We are seeking contributors for both a roundtable discussion and a panel at the International Studies Association conference March 26th-29th 2014. Additionally, it will provide a starting point to work through contributions to a volume we are editing that will be followed by a workshop winter 2014. Please send your paper proposals to both of us by May 19th, 2013 at: Jpariso1@binghamton.edu
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