The Rise of Counter-Hegemony

Call for international conference

18 of November 2021
Online via zoom

Organized by the International Eurasian Movement.

The recent panic withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the effects of the disfunction of the Western neoliberal political system, and the rise of new actors and populist movements across the globe are clear signals that the unipolar Washington-based order is over. This order was established through hegemony and dominance also known as soft power and hard power.
In the light of emerging multipolarity, there is a growing importance for developing counter-hegemonic strategies to secure a safer and more people-centric transition of power. The International Eurasian Movement invites scholars, politicians, and activists to discuss this idea. In 2020, a book of articles on this subject was published in Russian.

The Main Topics That Will Be Contemplated During the Conference Are as Follows:

• Historical concepts of Hegemony (left/right agendas and alternatives)
• Theories of Counter-Hegemony
• How (Counter)-Hegemony applies to Realpolitik
• Perspectives of Counter-Hegemony under theumbrella of Multipolarity.

Application Requirements:

• The official language of the conference is English.
• Participation is free of charge.
• The submitted paper must not be previously presented or published.
• It is obligatory to indicate the title of the paper in the application.
• In order to participate, it is necessary to send abstracts (300-500 words) in advance
• For selected participants who wish to include their papers in the “Book of Proceedings”, the full text should be a maximum of 6000 words.
• The book of proceedings will be published in both online and print editions (authors of published selected articles will receive a copy).
• Selected participants will receive a compilation of publications on topic already gathered by conference team.
• The texts should be prepared according to Writing Guidelines: Times New Roman 14 and sent as a Microsoft Word document (.doc).
• Abstracts and full texts should be emailed to with the subject being “Counter-Hegemony/Title-Name & Surname” on the specified deadlines.
• The conference will take place online via Zoom. Prior to the conference date, participants will receive the required links and passcodes via email.
• A high-quality photograph taken in the last 6 months and a short biography must be presented along with the application.

Abstract submission deadline: Oct. 10, 2021.
Full text submission deadline: Nov. 1, 2021.

Submissions and questions should be sent to the head of the conference committee, Leonid Savin -