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Rising powers and global order today: what does it mean and what it entails?

30 September 2009
Ex Boccherini - Piazza S. Ponziano 6 (Conference Room )
The notion that rising powers are bound to affect global order is well established in IR literature and increasingly important in the foreign-policy practice of major powers. This presentation looks at the core themes that come out of the current wave of emergence in international society. It will seek explicit connections between notions of power-transition, upward mobility, status, recognition and great-power devolution. The empirical focus will be mainly on the BRIC countries and the world they inhabit in the 2000s, but the talk will explore historical analogies with the last wave of emergence as it ebbed and flowed during the Cold War