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This chapter examines the exhaustion of the conceptual apparatus contained by the ideologies of the nation-state and the imperial jus publicum Europeaum, focusing on what Carl Schmitt called the Katechon, or the restraining force of the international system of law. In criticizing the notion of hegemony, Williams calls for a new analysis of globalization and a rethinking of the post-Westphalian world order and forms of resistance to capitalism. Williams’ critical history of the territorialization of power and its relationship to modernity forges a path for imagining post-hegemonic communities situated outside of the ideologies of the unitary nation-state.

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