The liberal order and the modern project

Dunne, Tim (2010) The liberal order and the modern project. Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 38 3: 535-543. doi:10.1177/0305829810366476

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Author Dunne, Tim
Title The liberal order and the modern project
Journal name Millennium: Journal of International Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0305-8298
1477-9021
Publication date 2010-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0305829810366476
Open Access Status
Volume 38
Issue 3
Start page 535
End page 543
Total pages 9
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A persistent struggle within liberal thought is how to recognise cultural particularity within an ethical system in which toleration does not become indifference. The liberal internationalism espoused by leading US-based authors assumes a single logic of modernity, in which adherence to liberal rules and institutions is both necessary and inevitable. The article finds an echo of this view in earlier English School work on the expansion of international society, and subsequently teases out some lessons from recent revisionist accounts of how international society and its institutions were shaped by the multiplicity of their interactions. Historical and cultural encounters in international society show that liberal internationalists are mistaken in their belief that there is only one pathway to modernity and that re-rising powers, such as India, Russia and China will sustain the liberal order after American hegemonic decline.

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Keyword Emerging powers
Expansion of international society
Liberalism
Modernity
Order
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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