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Renegotiating the World Order: Peaceful Avenues of International Contestation

Renegotiating the World Order: Peaceful Avenues of International Contestation

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Heiwai Tang, Phillip Lipscy

AGI Public Policy Seminar Series

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The global distribution of power is shifting. Newly rising states such as Brazil, China and India are attempting to establish themselves in positions of influence in the contemporary world order. In recent years, as international institutions grow in prevalence and influence, they have increasingly become central arenas for international contestation. The dramatic rise of Japan after World War II, for example, raises an important question: how was its large, exogenous shift in underlying economic power accommodated across institutional contexts? Why do some institutions change flexibly, while others successfully resist or fall to the wayside? Based on his recent book, “Renegotiating the World Order: Institutional Change in International Relations”, Phillip Lipscy of the University of Toronto will examine how international institutions evolve as countries seek to renegotiate the international order.

The presentation will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session moderated by Professor Heiwai Tang of the University of Hong Kong.

The AGI Public Policy Webinar Series features leading academics and scholars from universities and think tanks around the world presenting current research on global public-policy issues and discussing their significance and implications for Asia and the world. All are welcome.

About the Speakers

Director, Asia Global Institute

Heiwai Tang

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

Phillip Lipscy

Professor Phillip Y Lipscy is associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto.



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