Challenges to the western liberal order: the end of 'the West'?

O'Neill, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-5810-895X, 2018. Challenges to the western liberal order: the end of 'the West'? Journal of European Integration History, 24 (2), pp. 293-316. ISSN 0947-9511

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The liberal order that prevailed in the West after the end of the Second World War has recently been challenged from within as much as by external forces. The liberal internationalism and liberal democratic politics that defined the idea of 'The West' is now threatened on several fronts: by insurgent politics, not least the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom; by economic and ideological challenges to its role as the singular paradigm of globalization; and most recently by unilateralism from the present incumbent of the White House. Turbulent politics raises serious questions about the capacity of the western liberal order to survive. Some commentators assert that to claim this is 'crisis' is exaggeration. Yet there is a case to answer.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of European Integration History
Creators: O'Neill, M.
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft
Date: 2018
Volume: 24
Number: 2
ISSN: 0947-9511
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 24 Sep 2018 11:20
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:17

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