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Author Guéhenno, Jean-Marie, 1949-

Title The end of the nation-state / Jean-Marie Guéhenno ; translated by Victoria Elliott
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [1995]


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Description xiii, 145 pages ; 21 cm
Contents 1. The End of the Nation -- 2. The End of Politics -- 3. The Lebanization of the World? -- 4. An Empire Without an Emperor -- 5. Invisible Chains -- 6. The Need for Conformity -- 7. Religions Without God -- 8. The Golden Calf -- 9. Imperial Violence -- 10. The Imperial Age
Summary In this highly readable book, Jean-Marie Guehenno argues that the information age undermines our current legal and political systems. With the global community in instantaneous contact, he contends, power no longer operates hierarchically from the top down. Instead, individuals are part of complex networks in which wealth and power stem from the sheer multiplication of connections. This development has serious consequences for democracy as we know it. Guehenno explores institutions like the European Union that attempt to respond to this new age, arguing that the failure of such organizations shows that no political system offers a complete answer. Ethnicity, religion, race, ideology, corruption, and tribalism threaten the viability of the current system, and all offer a possible basis for community in a world no longer dominated by two rival superpowers
Analysis Democracy
International relations
Nation state
New World Order
Overseas item
Political change
Political cohesion
Notes Includes index
Subject Democracy.
World politics -- 1989-
LC no. 95013430
ISBN 081662660X (hc)
Other Titles Fin de la démocratie. English