International Politics

, Volume 54, Issue 5, pp 552–560 | Cite as

The world turned upside down: the decline of the rules-based international system and the rise of authoritarian nationalism

Original Article


The liberal order constructed after World War II and successfully extended following the end of the Cold War today faces the greatest challenge. With the USA now led by a President who rejects “globalism”, a Europe in disarray and a China either unwilling or unable to formulate a coherent universal vision of world order, there is every chance that the international system will continue to exhibit enormous instability in an age of growing uncertainty.


Liberal order Donald Trump China European Union Globalisation Populism 


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© Macmillan Publishers Ltd 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LSE IDEASLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceLondonUK

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