Debate on “Liberalism and global governance”

To what extent is the contemporary international order “liberal” and “ordered”? What does the threat of its decline mean for strategies of global engagement moving forward? Michael N. Barnett kicks off the debate.



The End of a Liberal International Order That Never Existed

By Michael N. Barnett

Liberalism was never critical to global governance, and the future of global governance might not depend on liberalism.




Liberalism and Its Discontents

By David Sylvan

Liberalism may yet need to be in our future, despite claims we are moving toward an illiberal international order.



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