Naval Power and World Politics

Since the advent of the mercantile era in the 17th century, great powers relied heavily on the oceans and the seas for the pursuit of international trade. Things have not changed much, and, as Margaret Blunden argues, “with the world’s maritime transport system at the forefront of globalization” (Blunden 2012), it is hardly plausible to expect any inflexion ...

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Political and ethical implications of globalization

Discussing the political and ethical implications of two components of globalization: democratic deliberation and civil liberty as well as Media imperialism. According to Anthony McGrew, globalization comprises a “multiplicity of linkages and interconnections that transcend the nation states (and by implication the societies) which make up the modern world system. It defines a process through which events, ...

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Parler de sécurité, c’est construire la menace

George W. Bush s’adressant à la nation depuis le Bureau ovale, le 19 mars 2003, annonçant le début de l’Opération pour la Libération de l’Irak: “The people of the United States and our friends and allies will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass murder”. « WMD, ...

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Colombian Delusion of Development

A view of Comuna 13, one of the poorest areas of Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia, on April 1. RAUL ARBOLEDA / AFP - Getty Images In Latin America, contemporary globalization has been associated with neoliberal economic policies that have drastically restructured governments across the continent. Since the 1990s, the Colombian government has followed a neoliberal conception of ...

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