ZNotes 11_18 - Into the New Millennium From Post-Cold War to Post-Post-Cold War and 21st Century Global Politics Contours of the World to Come We are

ZNotes 11_18 - Into the New Millennium From Post-Cold War...

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Into the New Millennium : From Post-Cold War to Post-Post-Cold War and 21 st Century Global Politics; Contours of the World to Come We are entering a phase in world history and world politics that is qualitatively different from what so far we have referred to as the post-Cold War world. We are experiencing the waning of one international order — the post-Cold War period — and the dawn of another. We are in the middle of a re-ending and the beginning of something quite new and quite different. It’s very easy now in retrospect to see the Cold War world as a coherent unit of world politics. Post-post Cold War period — a rather silly name because scholars could not decide what the defining characteristic of the period would be. Post-post Cold War world: Nov. 1989/Dec. 1991 to 2009 — economic crisis could symbolize the end of this period. Three defining characteristics of the post-Cold War period: Unipolar distribution of power in economic, military, and political realms o
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  • Spring '12
  • JamesDerDerian
  • Cold War, post-Cold War, post-Cold War period

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