Bentley Allan, Srdjan Vucetic and Ted Hopf, “The Distribution of Identity and the Future of International Order: China’s Hegemonic Prospects,” International Organization 72: 4 (2018), 839-869 [Won an Albie for “The Best Work on Political Economy in 2018”] [July 2017 draft: SocArXiv] [short Macleans op-ed]

Bringing constructivist and neo-Gramscian theories together, we develop a new account of hegemonic transition. We assess how the distribution of identity among the elites and masses of nine great powers supports or undermines the current Western neoliberal democratic hegemony. We conclude that China is unlikely to become the hegemon in the near-term. [op-ed, July 2018

Ted Hopf and Bentley Allan, eds., Making Identity County: Towards a National Identity Database (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Focusing on eight great powers (US, UK, Germany, China, India, France, Japan, Brazil) in the year 2010, this study develops and evaluates the method for analyzing national identity–one that can be used for analyzing all national identities.