New Power: Political Deficit and Ethical Vacuum

  • Philippe de Woot


Economic globalization is advancing much faster than world governance. It is escaping from the nation-state and progressively imposing its logic on the entire planet. This gap between the political and the economic is causing public powerlessness in respect of pursuing proper development strategies and democratically debating the societal stakes of globalization.


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    ‘There is nothing wrong in doing what will benefit the whole of humanity… The pursuit of the American national interest will create the conditions that will promote freedom, the markets and peace’ (Condoleezza Rice, Foreign Affairs, January/February 2000).Google Scholar
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    In the sense used by J. K. Galbraith in American Capitalism (1956).Google Scholar

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