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By Jovan Babic, Petar Bojanic

Within the age of globalization, and elevated interdependence on the earth that we are facing at the present time, there's a query we can have to elevate: will we want and will we reach a global executive, in a position to insuring the peace and facilitating all over the world health in a simply and effective demeanour? within the twenty chapters of this ebook, essentially the most famous dwelling philosophers provide their attention to this question in a provocative and interesting manner. Their essays aren't merely of large theoretical curiosity but in addition supply a thought-provoking method of this so much well timed and pressing factor. a variety of views are represented right here.

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But there was no such disposition in the White House of the Bush I presidency. Instead, the United States moved to fill the security vacuum by acting on its own to the extent that it deemed necessary, while seeking Security Council approval so as to possess a legitimating rationale that would mobilize support for the use of force and deflect criticism. 28 Richard Falk The initiation of the Kosovo War under NATO auspices in 1999 made this new American orientation toward law and power clear, and the fact that it was undertaken during the Clinton presidency suggested the bipartisanship of this geopolitical unilateralism in the aftermath of the disappearance of the Soviet Union as a state capable of deterring the United States.

The al Qaeda capability to pose such a challenge was vividly demonstrated on September 11, attacking the United States symbolically and substantively more severely than throughout the course of its entire history with the possible exception of the War of 1812. The Bin Laden vision also embodies very far reaching goals that if achieved would restructure world order as it is now known: driving the United States out of the Islamic world, replacing the state system with an Islamic umma, and converting the residual infidel world to Islam, thereby globalizing the umma.

III. “Globalization” under Stress In the 1990s it was evident that “globalization,” despite objections about the unsatisfactory nature of the term as misleading or vague, was widely accepted as usefully descriptive and explanatory: namely, that the world order sequel to the cold war needed to be interpreted largely from an economic perspective, and that the rise of global market forces was displacing the rivalry among sovereign states as the main preoccupation of world order. This perception was reinforced by the ascendancy of Western style capitalism, ideologized as “neo-liberalism” or geopolitically labelled as “the Washington consensus,” a circumstance reinforced by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the discrediting of a socialist alternative.

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