Emerging Powers and Hegemonic Order

Document Type : Research Paper




The hegemonic state usually creates and maintains a hegemonic order in order to achieve its interests. Thus, preventing major and central wars has become the most important goal of the hegemonic state in the hegemonic order. In contrast to the hegemonic state, there are emerging powers that, according to the variables of satisfaction, role, ideology and power developments and the role they experience, try to create regional order in accordance with their principles and rules and are considered as a challenge to the hegemonic order. The question of this paper is what principles are the main strategies of emerging powers in the hegemonic order? In response to this question, and considering the assumption of power dynamics and the effect of role and satisfaction variables on the design of actors strategies in the international system, it is hypothesized that the proximity of emerging powers to hegemony leads to role changes in actors behaviors and this leads to contrastive behavioral patterns and seizing the power gap will lead to the aggressive and challenging policies of the dissatisfied emerging actor. This study tries to explain the strategies of emerging powers in the hegemonic order by focusing on the theories of power cycle, hegemonic stability and power transition.


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