chapter  2
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Hegemonic order, September 11, and the consequences of the Bush revolution

ByMICHAEL MASTANDUNO

The end of the Cold War brought forth a systemic change in world politics, from an international system dominated by two superpowers to a system dominated by one. This systemic shift is profound, and implies new patterns of interaction among states. It leads states, particularly major powers, to reconsider and possibly redirect their foreign policies. Systemic change also has consequences for order and stability in key regions of the world.