Hegemonic Power and Technology Advancement

  • O. F. Bahrisch
  • Jin-Suk Kim
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 261)


During the past 600 years the world has seen changing hegemonic powers, situations in which one country dominates the world economically, intellectually and militarily. Since 1945 this attribution is undoubtedly true for the USA.

A hegemonic change always occurred after a period of global war. Is the current ‘global war of terror’ such a global war that might cause a new hegemon to emerge?

This paper summarizes the existing literature on the debate over the emergence of a new hegemon and analyses two possible scenarios a) the USA stay the dominating power, b) a new hegemon arises and one of the aspirants of the hegemonic throne, take over the leadership position.


Public Debt Technology Advancement Military Spending Defense Spending Core Country 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. F. Bahrisch
    • 1
  • Jin-Suk Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of International ManagementNamseoul UniversityKorea

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