January30Monday 【Symposium】The End of the Liberal World Order?

Date and timeJanuary 30 (Mon.) 13:30 - 18:30
LocationInternational Christian University (ICU), Kiyoshi Togasaki Memorial Dialogue House (2F) International Conference Room
Application process and deadlineNo prior registration is required.
Participation feeFree
OrganizationSocial Science Research Institute, International Christian University
Institute of Global Concern, Sophia University
Contact pointSocial Science Research Institute, International Christian University (ssri@icu.ac.jp)
Commentshis symposium will be conducted in English. Programme is available at http://ssri-igc.com/?lang=en

The liberal international order, the core principle of the global order throughout the postwar period, based on "open trade, multilateralism, alliances, partnerships, democratic solidarity, and human rights" (Ikenberry) seems to be in crisis. While new powers such as China might challenge American dominance, John Ikenberry argues that since "liberal internationalism remains the only game in town" there is no crisis of the principles, but there might be a crisis of authority.

The recently increased appeal and electoral success of populist parties, movements and political leaders in Europe, Asia, and now in the United States raises the question whether this will undermine liberal and democratic norms on the domestic level, lead to increased isolationism, and eventually the weakening of the liberalist international order and the end of the world as we know it. This symposium wants to discuss the relevance of these challenges with special attention on East Asia.


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