International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


State, Power, and Hegemony

In the 21st century, the conditions of being a global or regional power have changed and strategic and political factors such as controlling global money circulation, determining the international agenda, deployment of military power in key regions, and being the centre of attraction have become absolutely necessary. In this context, the actor that ensures these conditions more than others and that has more coercive power and attraction to exercise on others will be able declare its regional hegemony and will become a global center of power if it can spread its influence globally. This article aims to disclose the essential conditions for nation-states to maintain their existence and to secure their interests in the new world order. It also seeks to examine the ways in which nation states can handle and overcome the threats posed by hegemonic powers. To do this, we have to begin by explicating the evolution of hegemony and power relations within the historical context beginning from theoretical origins.

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