Revista mexicana de ciencias políticas y sociales
versão impressa ISSN 0185-1918
DAVILA ALDAS, Francisco. Hegemony or North American dominion at the beginnings of the XXIst Century. Rev. mex. cienc. polít. soc [online]. 2011, vol.56, n.211, pp.27-46. ISSN 0185-1918.
In this article, the author analyzes some of the key questions to understand today's complicated international panorama. Does the United States exercise at an international level, during the first decade of the 21st Century, a hegemonic function or of control?; Can it keep negotiating the differences and conflicts following the rules sanctioned by today's international laws?; or, on the contrary, is it necessary to adjust the rules of the game at a national and world level and modify them substantially? Within this context, the author searches for the reasons that account for the loss of North American hegemony and its substitution by the control exercised at the international level. He approaches as well the economic and political role and of other countries and their impact on the international scene within the actual frames of economic and political crisis in a large part of the world.
Palavras-chave : hegemony; control; power; Unites States; European Union; international law; military interventionism; correlation of forces.