Failing hegemony? : Four essays on the global engagement of the United States of America in the 21st Century
University of Turku
Ville Sinkkonen

The doctoral dissertation authored by Research Fellow Ville Sinkkonen titled “Failing hegemony? : Four essays on the global engagement of the United States of America in the 21st Century” has been published.

The study explores whether, in what sense, or to what extent the United States is indeed “failing hegemony”, or can even be seen as being in the process of losing its hegemonic position altogether. Sinkkonen uses four original publications that offer novel avenues for analysing the concept of hegemony. These essays examine the failed visions of order narrated by the American hegemon against the backdrop of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the hegemon’s fraught attempts to manage a pivotal relationship with Egypt, the prospects of increased value divergence within the transatlantic space reflected in American and European articulations of freedom and the potentially corrosive ideational contests that unfold within the American body politic over the US hegemonic role, with a particular focus on the promulgation of Donald Trump’s foreign policy doctrine. 

Sinkkonen defended his dissertation in International Law 16 December 2020 at the University of Turku.

The dissertation can be accessed from this link

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