The Future of Global Relations: Crumbling Walls, Rising Regions

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jun 15, 2009 - Political Science - 282 pages
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The Future of Global Relations centers on two intertwined themes: (a) the collapse of US global hegemony and (b) the rise of a multi-centric world order of regional powers from China to Africa, from Latin America to India, from the Middle East to Russia and the European Union. The ascendancy of these regional powers means that humanity has reached a historical turning point that signals the incapacity and impracticality of empire-building, thereby bringing an end to the search for hegemony and efforts by one nation to achieve domination or primacy over all others. The future of global relations will be defined by a more integrated and mutually cooperative world order of regions in which there are multiple centers of political and economic power. These regional centers will continue to mature under the ideology of “regionalism” and through the long historical process of “regionalization.”

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Terrence Paupp is Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Washington, DC. Between 2001 and 2004, he served as National Chancellor of the United States for an NGO operating under the auspices of the United Nations called The International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP). From 2004-07 he also served as Vice-president of the Association of World Citizens (AWC). He has authored numerous articles on human and civil rights, nuclear disarmament, Latin American affairs and US foreign policy in the global south. He is the author of Achieving Inclusionary Governance: Advancing Peace and Development in First and Third World Nations, (2000), and Exodus from Empire: The Fall of America's Empire and the Rise of the Global Community, (2007). He holds a BA from San Diego State University, a Master of Theological Studies from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and a Juris Doctorate from the University Of San Diego School Of Law. During the 1980s and 1990s he taught at National University and San Diego City College.

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