Governing the World: Great Powers and the Dilemmas of Order Building – 1815, 1919, 1945, and Today
Conference Speech by Prof. Dr. John Ikenberry | "200 Years of Conference Diplomacy"
Order building moments in international politics tend to come after major wars – the Napoleonic Wars, the world wars, and the Cold War. At issue in each of these great conflicts was the governance of the international system. Institutions, rules, anddiplomatic arrangements were put in place to manage the peace. Along the way, the chaos of violence was turned into a semblance of order. In his speech, G. John Ikenberry, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton university, comments the differences of the diverse international orders: in geographic scale, in their functional scope, in terms of their institutionalization and, importantly, in terms of their inclusiveness.