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1. Definition

“Hegemony” denotes a form of authority that occurs in a variety of contexts (state, politics, economy, society) and can be exercised by an individual, a group, an institution, or a business enterprise. Hegemony is based on actual political, military, economic, or social s…

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Kampmann, Christoph, “Hegemony”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020774>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915

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