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University of Ottawa
Political Science
Ivaylo Grouev

International Relations and the search for a Post 89 World OrderNew narratives in the Post Cold War erare definition of set of termslexicon warfare conflictinsurgency war on terror International law aggressive war war of selfdefense humanitarian intervention humanitarian access state sovereigntyinviolability of state borders enemyPOW victory torture civil liberty human rights Who is going to be the next George Kennanpolicy of containment Henry Kissingerrapprochement with China Zbigniew Brzezinskiend of the Cold War Poland AfghanistanF Fukuyamas Claim of The End of History 1992liberal democracy and market capitalism have prevailed future politics will devolve around resolving routine economic and technical problemsuniversalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human governmentEnd of history Hegel and Marx Hegelfirst historicist philosopher understood human history as a coherent evolutionary process Hegel saw this evolution as one of the gradual unfolding of human reason leading eventually to the expansion of freedom in the world Marxeconomically grounded theory means of production change as human societies evolvedprehuman huntergatherer agricultural industrialtheory of modernisationnot clear idea about its ultimate objective Intellectual dead end of three main ideologies of the 1920 centuries1 Fascism 19452 Communismsocialism 19913 Nationalismstill work in progress 4 Variation of3Religious fundamentalism risingThe end of history will be a very sad time The struggle for recognition the willingness to risk ones life for a purely abstract goal the worldwide ideological struggle that called forth daring courage imagination and idealism will be replaced by economic calculation the endless solving of technical problems environmental concerns and the satisfaction of sophisticated consumer demands In the posthistorical period there will be neither art nor philosophy just the perpetual caretaking of the museum of human history
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