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Humanitarianism in a Post-Liberal World Order
Stephen Hopgood

Introduction The modern global humanitarian system takes the form it does because it is underpinned by liberal world order, the post-1945 successor to the imperial world of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the global political and economic system the European empires created. Humanitarian space, as we have come to know it in the late twentieth century, is liberal space, even if many of those engaged in humanitarian action would rather not see themselves as liberals. To the extent that there is something constitutively

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The Politics of Information and Analysis in Food Security Crises
Daniel Maxwell and Peter Hailey

, K4D Emerging Issues Report 33 ( Brighton, UK : Institute of Development Studies ). Hopgood , S. ( 2019 ), ‘ When the Music Stops: Humanitarianism in a Post-Liberal World Order ’, Journal of Humanitarian Affairs , 1 : 1 , 4 – 14

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A power perspective on Arctic governance
Elana Wilson Rowe

out of the analysis of IR in the first heady decade of theorising around a new post-​Cold War liberal world order (for more on this critique, see Neumann and Sending, 2010). Global governance suddenly seemed mostly about processes of learning, spread of norms, deliberation, and persuasion amongst motley groups of non-​governmental organisations (NGO), business and State representatives. Power, when addressed, was primarily the power of discourse to shape the thinkable and the doable rather than the existence of inequality between relevant actors. The unequal power

in Arctic governance
Raymond Hinnebusch

to support a globalist role but with the end of the Soviet threat, the US military-industrial complex needed a new mission to justify continued military spending. This new mission would be a Pax Americana, the defence of the liberal world order emerging from the defeat of communism against the remaining threat of Third World – especially Islamic – pariah states. Moreover, the Pentagon was determined that the war would be fought with the unrestrained application of its massive firepower and new high-tech military capabilities. Only if fought in this way would a war

in The international politics of the Middle East