By Richard Ned Lebow, Simon Reich
Many policymakers, reporters, and students insist that U.S. hegemony is vital for heading off international chaos. Good-Bye Hegemony! argues that hegemony is a fiction propagated to help a wide security institution, justify American claims to global management, and buttress the vanity of citizens. it's also opposite to American pursuits and the worldwide order. Simon Reich and Richard Ned Lebow argue that hegemony may still in its place locate expression in time table surroundings, financial custodianship, and the sponsorship of world projects. this present day, those services are subtle during the approach, with eu nations, China, and lesser powers making very important contributions. by contrast, the USA has usually been a resource of political and monetary instability.
Rejecting the point of interest on energy universal to American realists and liberals, the authors supply a unique research of impression. within the procedure, they differentiate impact from strength and gear from fabric assets. Their research exhibits why the USA, the best energy the area has ever visible, is more and more incapable of translating its energy into effect. Reich and Lebow use their research to formulate a extra reasonable position for the US in international affairs.