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 (hĭ-jĕm′ə-nē, hĕj′ə-mō′nē)
n. pl. he·gem·o·nies
The predominance of one state or social group over others.

[Greek hēgemoniā, from hēgemōn, leader; see hegemon.]

heg′e·mon′ic (hĕj′ə-mŏn′ĭk) adj.
he·gem′o·nism n.
he·gem′o·nist adj. & n.


(hɪˈɡɛməˌnɪzəm; hɪˈdʒɛməˌnɪzəm)
the fact or theory of hegemony


(hɪˈdʒɛm əˌnɪz əm)

the policy or practice of hegemony to serve national interests.
he•gem′o•nist, n., adj.
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hegemonism and the highly public mourning of the three journalists killed in the NATO bombing is raising Chinese people's ire against the U.
And yet, instead of focusing on issues of regional cooperation, SAARC has been effectively converted into a talking shop, dominated by overt Indian hegemonism.
The book draws parallels between the post-World War I imperialist ambitions of Russia (both communist and anticommunist) and the modern hegemonism of the Kremlin.
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It adds: "The Communist Party of China and Chairman Mao are on the verge of launching the final offensive, this year [1975] to dismantle the old world of colonialism, imperialism and hegemonism and build the new world of socialism.
The countries declared the policy of hegemonism and expansion in political, economic, global, regional forms as unacceptable.
Peace, as the absence of war and of structural violence, cultural hegemonism and the eradication of extreme poverty -as envisaged in the Millennium Development Goals, is a necessary condition for an international order that is more democratic and more equitable," he said.
What Hitchens finds essentially or significantly representative, Eagleton (rather in tune with Walker) assures us is remote from the aspirations and behaviour of the vast majority of Muslims; thus there is nothing to fear unless we ourselves act against the ummah in the light of this irrational phobia, which is much more a cultural product of the American neo-Con agenda for world domination than of any demonstrable hegemonism on the Islamic side.
Ethiopia, which was created as an informal colony of Europe during the second half of the nineteenth century, maintained its status in the global order with the help of British global hegemonism until the U.
In essence, the "human rights over sovereignty" theory serves to infringe upon the sovereignty of other States and to promote hegemonism under the pretext of human rights.
China consistently opposes imperialism, hegemonism, and colonialism, works to strengthen unity with the people of other countries, supports the oppressed nations and the developing countries in their just struggle to win and preserve national independence and develop their national economies, and strives to safeguard world peace and promote the cause of human progress.
I have argued for this usage in Kenneth Rose, "Doctrine and Tolerance in Theology of Religions: On Avoiding Exclusivist Hegemonism and Pluralist Reductionism," The Scottish Journal of Religious Studies 17 (Autumn, 1996): 119; and idem, "Keith Ward's Exceptionalist Theology of Revelations," New Blackfriars 79 (April, 1998): 171.