KUZNETSOV I.I. Political Pragmatism of Empire. [Book Review: Münkler, H. Empire. The Logic of Domination over the World: from Ancient Rome to the United States [Text] / Herfried Münkler ; Translated from German by L. V. Lannik, edited by T. A. Grablevsky

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2015.6.18

Igor Ivanovich Kuznetsov

Doctor of Sciences (Politics), Professor, Vice Dean, Professor, Department of History and Theory of Politics,

Lomonosov Moscow State University

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Abstract. This publication is a review of Herfried Münkler’s book “Empire: The logic of domination over the world - from Ancient Rome to the United States”, published in translation from German language in 2015. The reviewer describes the specifics of publication, focusing on the fact that the author analyzes in the framework of the political science discourse pressing issues regarding the development of empires as the powers affecting the militarystrategic, economic and social aspects. On the pages of his book, Münkler carefully analyzes discussions about the fate and quality of empire in the United States. H. Münkler raises questions about “boundaries of an Empire”, including those important subjects that are of great interest to political scientists who study the dynamics of relations between states and other actors in contemporary world politics. The reviewer notes that the author in the book overcomes taboo on imperial discourse in relation to modern democracies, which was initially due to the collapse of the USSR and the collapse of the Warsaw Pact, as well as the concepts of liberal democracy triumph.

Key words: review, empire, geopolitics, hegemony, political power, state, political influence, political interests, state security.

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Political Pragmatism of Empire. [Book Review: Münkler, H. Empire. The Logic of Domination over the World: from Ancient Rome to the United States [Text] / Herfried Münkler ; Translated from German by L. V. Lannik, edited by T. A. Grablevsky ; Comments and Introduction by L. V. Lannik. – M. : Kuchkovo Pole Publ., 2015. – 400 p. – (Geopolitical Perspective).– ISBN 978-5-9950-0476-9] by Kuznetsov I.I. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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