Author: Dan Nexon

Dan Nexon is an Associate Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. His new co-authored book, Exit from Hegemony: the Unravelling of the American Global Order (Oxford University Press), is due out in 2020.
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I should probably announce that Exit from Hegemony was officially released on April 1st. The whole thing is somewhat surreal. The current context makes the book incredibly timely. It also makes it kind of awkward to promote the book; most of the talks Alex Cooley and I lined up have been cancelled or tentatively been […]
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Budapest Dreams

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In hungary
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On March 30, 2020
So the Hungarian parliament just gave dictatorial power to everyone’s favorite example of democratic backsliding, Victor Orbán. Hungary’s parliament handed Prime Minister Viktor Orban the right to rule by decree indefinitely, effectively putting the European Union democracy under his sole command for as long as he sees fit. While governments around the world assume emergency powers to […]
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The System is in Trouble

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In General
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On March 16, 2020
There’s a lot of uncertainty right now, whether about the economy, the pandemic, or the general political situation. We have a president who lies and deflects, making the inevitable noise associated with compounding crises even worse. So I think we need to focus for long enough to let the gravity of it all sink in. […]
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