Reflections on the Pandemic in the Future of the World

Global Governance and Crisis Management in the Post COVID-19 World

The idea of internationalism is one of the fundamental pillars of the current international order. Liberal internationalism became the predominant paradigm for dealing with global problems since the end of the Cold War. Liberal internationalism is in decline since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. COVID-19 Pandemic is expected to accelerate the dissolution of the existing liberal order even further. Three alternative scenarios are mentioned to replace the current order. Revised internationalism, China-centric or regional power centric orders, and chaos are the alternatives discussed here. A revised version of liberal internationalism seems to be the better alternative, which offers a more inclusive framework to address the global challenges. Chinacentric or regional power centric approach may offer a hierarchical and more security-oriented perspectives to international problems. Chaos is a possibility, but it may only be prolonged since it will hurt almost all actors all actors. Turkey and the other international actors will define their roles according to the emerging order.

Assoc. Prof. Talha Köse
DOI: 10.53478/TUBA.2020.089