Developing Countries and the Crisis of the Liberal International Order

Wil Hout*, Michal Onderco

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Recent studies of the liberal international order have tended to use a crisis‐laden vocabulary to analyse US withdrawal from multilateral institutions and Chinese initiatives to create new institutions. In these analyses, the consequences of such a crisis for developing countries are largely overlooked because of the greater emphasis that is placed on the role of great powers in the international system. We argue that more attention should be paid to the position of developing countries in the liberal international order and that the effects of the presumed crisis for those countries should be studied. The articles in this thematic issue focus on a variety of topics related to the places occupied by developing countries in the international order.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPolitics and Governance
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2022

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