Critique in a time of liberal world order

Jahn, Beate (2012) Critique in a time of liberal world order. Journal of International Relations and Development, 15. pp. 145-157. ISSN 1408-6980

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The dominance of liberalism in world politics today is widely interpreted as attesting to its universal validity. This claim provides the basis for a distinction between legitimate and illegitimate criticism — the former operating within a broadly liberal framework and the latter questioning the universal validity of that framework. This special issue brings together critiques of liberalism in the second register. The introduction sets out the two competing notions of critical analysis and argues that, far from being ‘illegitimate’, it is this second concept of critique that ensures that liberalism does not betray its core promise of replacing might with right in a time of liberal world order.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Depositing User: Beate Jahn
Date Deposited: 02 May 2013 13:17
Last Modified: 02 May 2013 13:17
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