The Resource Beyond post-Cold War liberalism : a critical agenda for new powers in world politics, Igor Abdalla Medina de Souza

Beyond post-Cold War liberalism : a critical agenda for new powers in world politics, Igor Abdalla Medina de Souza

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Beyond post-Cold War liberalism : a critical agenda for new powers in world politics
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Beyond post-Cold War liberalism
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a critical agenda for new powers in world politics
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Igor Abdalla Medina de Souza
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eng
Summary
This is a thesis on the normative consequences on policymaking of the post-Cold War liberal agenda developed by mainstream scholars of International Relations and International Law, more prominently Andrew Moravcsik and Anne-Marie Slaughter. My hypothesis is that the liberal agenda has worsened internationalists blind spots - such as the separation between politics and economics - and hence has restricted their political imagination. The superficiality of post-Cold War liberalism reinforces the exclusion from the political agenda of issues connected to development - such as hunger, poverty and income distribution - and leads to outcomes that are the opposite of the professed goals of liberal internationalists, the enhancement of human rights and international peace and security. I argue through a multidimensional concept of power that the foundational assumptions of post-Cold War liberalism - derived from the broader discourse of 'globalization' - and theoretical pitfalls - including a narrow concept of law - cover up some manifestations of power by overlooking asymmetries generated by international institutions, structures and discursive practices. The political consequences of the liberal agenda are scrutinized through the analysis of three cases: the creation of the WTO, the economic crisis in Argentina (2000-2) and the breakup of Yugoslavia. Having unveiled the liberal agenda as status quo scholarship, in the sense that it ultimately reflects the interests of the most powerful countries, I propose the creation of a critical alternative centered on development. In the context of the emergence of new powers in world politics such as Brazil and India, which remain in the group of developing countries, the critical agenda addresses background powergenerated asymmetries that restrict the choice set of people, especially in the developing world, to lead a long and healthy life, according to decent living standards and informed by a proper level of education in an environment of peace and security
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Medina de Souza, Igor Abdalla
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Defence date: 17 December 2010
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (SPS), 2010.
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non fiction
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses
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  • World Trade Organization
  • World politics
  • International relations
  • Cold War
  • Argentina
  • Yugoslavia
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Beyond post-Cold War liberalism : a critical agenda for new powers in world politics, Igor Abdalla Medina de Souza
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Examining Board: David Kennedy (Harvard Law School) (in absentia), Friedrich V. Kratochwil (EUI) (Supervisor), Christian Reus-Smit (EUI), Timothy Sinclair (Univ. Warwick)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-207)
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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FIEB16839134
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30 cm.
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vii, 207 pages
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unmediated
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1088474597
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Beyond post-Cold War liberalism : a critical agenda for new powers in world politics, Igor Abdalla Medina de Souza
Publication
Note
Examining Board: David Kennedy (Harvard Law School) (in absentia), Friedrich V. Kratochwil (EUI) (Supervisor), Christian Reus-Smit (EUI), Timothy Sinclair (Univ. Warwick)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-207)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEB16839134
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
vii, 207 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088474597

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