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international politics

"Dealing with illiberal states is a chronic problem"

John Ikenberry: Power, Order and Change – in World Politics

USA: We talk to John Ikenberry about «after victory moments». Is there any real incentive for the powerful state to spend money to rebuild and foster a better order? The liberal international vision is not globalism, it is intergovernmentalism.

When democracy stretches

Seva Gunitsky: Aftershocks: Great Power and Domestic Reforms in the Twentieth Century

: Reforms can give «hegemonic shocks» and create «democratic overexertion». Many states therefore fall back into their pre-democratic state sooner or later.