Countering Hegemonism

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The global COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and accentuated the irreconcilable differences among states concerning ideology, governance, and their understanding of the legitimate use of different types of power. The Communist Party of China (CPC) is employing great power statecraft that is best described by the Chinese concept of 霸权主义 Bàquán zhǔyì (hegemonism: aggression aimed at weaker states). 2 This ideologically driven, derogatory behavior threatens the stability of the global system and will hinder the political and economic gains achieved over decades through collective cooperation and constraint of aggressive great power statecraft. This article identifies the changed statecraft of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in relation to Australia in particular, and argues that without a revolt within the PRC, the global system will temporarily require mercantilist blocs to sustain the human security of all free peoples, but principally those within the democratic states that will survive by countering hegemonism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollective Self-Defense Against Authoritarianism: Lessons for EU
EditorsNiklas Swanström
Place of PublicationStockholm-Nacka
PublisherInstitute for Security and Development Policy
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-91-88551-31-3
ISBN (Print)978-91-88551-31-3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022


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