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Negotiations of the 'New World'

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Book Series: Global Studies ISBN: 9783837628968 9783839428962 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627660 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100569
Subject: Sociology
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'Global' is everywhere – recent years have seen a significant proliferation of the adjective 'global' across discourses. But what do social actors actually do when using this term? Written from within the political studies and international relations disciplines, and with a particular interest in the US, this book demonstrates that the widespread use of 'global' is more than a linguistic curiosity. It constitutes a distinct political phenomenon of major importance: the negotiation of and play with the notion of the 'new world'. As such, the analysis of the use of 'global' provides fascinating insights into an influential and politically loaded aspect of contemporary imaginations of the world.

Chapter 10: Imagining a Cosmopolitized Europe. From the Study of the ‘New’ to the Discovery of the ‘Unexpected (Book chapter)

Book title: Imagining Europe: Memory, Visions, and Counter-Narratives

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ISBN: 9783863952327 9783863952327 Year: Pages: 14 Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen Grant: H2020 European Research Council - 323719
Subject: Social Sciences
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If we look at the contemporary academic discourse of political studies in gen- eral and the scholarship on international relations in particular, we notice that many analysts start on the basis that there is something ‘new’ about the world: that it is a “brave new world”1 we are living in, that we are facing ‘new’ challenges and problems and threats, and that ‘new’ solutions are needed. Starting on this premise, much of the scholarship in political studies and international relations is then about the study of this ‘new’ world and the search for ‘new’ solutions that could address and deal with the perceived ‘new’ challenges we are said to be facing

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