AbstractsPolitical Science

U.S. Hegemony and the Washington Consensus

by Kristoffer Eliasson

Institution: Umeå University
Year: 2014
Keywords: Argentina; hegemony; United States; Washington Consensus; regime theory; Social Sciences; Political Science; Samhällsvetenskap; Statsvetenskap; Politices kandidatprogrammet; Bachelor of Science in Public Administration
Record ID: 1338632
Full text PDF: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-95997


During the last 15 years, the former “star pupil” of the Washington Consensus, Argentina, has witnessed a dramatic turn of international economic regime. Having pursued a markedly neoliberal economic agenda previous to the 2001 financial crisis, external and internal factors now suggest a structural shift in Argentine politics. Using regime theory and theoretical concepts by international relations theorist Evelyn Goh, this study investigates the implications of a changing US hegemony on Argentine compliance with the leading international economic regime of the unipolar world order.