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region. However, they fail to examine the issue any further. As a crucial moment of conict between Japan and the United States, the ability to exercise direct control in the maintenance of hegemonic power is signiŽcant in the articulation of the links between regional hegemony and the forms of Japanese

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internet country address is not required is the US. Here arises contestation over signs of hegemonic power. Chinese regulation of the internet is one example and, more recently, the US demand that all airlines flying passengers into the US collect and communicate personal information about their passengers

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assets even more, and encouraging further financial speculation. The hegemonic power in the interstate system, hoping to enjoy a ‘golden autumn’ from accumulation in the financial sector, will do all in its power to extend international circuits of financial capital. In periods of economic slowdown, most

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offensive in order to reassert their dominance. In this context, they orchestrated an attack, not only to reaffirm the place of the United States as a hegemonic power but, more generally, of an Anglo-Saxon form of capitalism based on financial accumulation. In the end, neoliberalism turned into a concerted

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which one power, the hegemonic power, is raised above others, not so much by force as by force of example, or as exemplar. It is the notion of Empire as, in Dominic Lieven’s terms, ‘Žrst and foremost, a very great power that has left its mark on the international relations of its era’. 4 It is Empire as

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-destructiveness. Although a major factor of past instability and self-destructiveness (inter-imperialist wars) is unlikely to intervene, the attempt of today’s declining hegemonic power (the United States) to impose on the world an exploitative domination may well become a more important Lineages of Empire • 13 29 See

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victorious hegemonic power. If Tooze had addressed the well-established facts on this issue, he would likely not have been able to conclude on such an affirmative note and insist on the transatlantic happy end that supposedly put paid to the German elites’ adventures between 1931 and 1948. Conclusion

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more people realise their true interests, the more heroically they will act’. 24 Workers do not act out of instinct, but in line with interests that they come to understand from experience, reflection, and through the explanations of the Social Democrats, which can overcome the hegemonic power of

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farmers in China may in fact be enhanced by the stark nature of the neoliberal capitalism which dominates the state. Lutze’s rendition of the hegemonic power of capital in the decades since the death of Mao is compelling, but may not constitute the complete end of the revolution. The oppressions of

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of hegemonic power also extend into communications and academic culture, as Derrida notes, and, 'whatever may be the conflicts, inequalities, or overdeterminations among them, they communicate and co-operate at every moment toward producing the greatest force with which to assure the hegemony or the

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