Professor Timothy Colton's talk looks at how regionalism fit into the concept of world order. While he agrees that the world is moving towards an increasingly multipolar system, he sees each 'pole' as representing regions rather than states. Each region in turn has each own benign hegemon. With different regions experiencing different degrees of regionalism, Professor Colton looks at how power is distributed and evolves within each region.
This is the twelfth in a series of 'Politics and IR Brown Bag Lunch Sessions' organised by the Centre on Asia and Globalisation. Launched in Academic Year 2017/18, the new initiative aims to provide a more casual and intimate setting for CAG faculty members to share their nascent research ideas on international relations over lunch, as well as engaging in unconstrained and thought-provoking discussion.