The Transition of Global Order

Legitimacy and Contestation

  • Maximilian Terhalle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction and Framework

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      Pages 1-1
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  3. Conceptual Revisions

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      Pages 55-55
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  4. Explorations

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      Pages 125-125
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  5. Conclusions

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      Pages 191-191
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 211-267

About this book


This study looks at the underlying foundations of global order, putting aside mainstream institutionalist approaches in showing how China and the US are engaged in an intense process of contestation and renegotiation of an institutionalized order that has long been taken for granted.


Global Order US-China relations legitimacy contestation negotiation bargained consensus power rivalry special rights/responsibilities world views pluralism global governance China culture environment Governance politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Maximilian Terhalle
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  1. 1.Potsdam UniversityGermany

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