Europe's Role in Global Governance: Changing the European Debate

Lord William Wallace considers Europe's role in a changing sphere of global governance. Reflecting upon Britain's 19th century role as the benevolent hegemon, and the influence of the US following the Second World War, Lord Wallace questions what Europe's role should be in the 21st century, hegemon-free world. Considering the crisis in Eastern and Southern Europe and across the Middle East, Lord Wallace identifies a pragmatic middle ground. Both academics and politicians are tasked to convince their respective domestic publics of the importance of making way for the future of European society, while also stabilizing the crises on Europe's borders.