lunes, 29 de julio de 2013

CLASS FOUR: Global Power. Changes in the XXI century

Paddy Ashdown claims that we are living in a moment in history where power is changing in ways it never has before. In a spellbinding talk he outlines the three major global shifts that he sees coming. We also look at Moises Naim view and we finish this session with an approach from a Spanish perspective: Martin Ortega Carcelén work for Real Instituto Elcano in Madrid.


Video (18 mn.) available at TED here.



This is a second vision, by Moises Naím


Further readings

BRICS and the Washington Consensus
Bach et al. 2013. Link

El fin del poder
Moisés Naím
Debate, Barcelona, 2013


The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World
Kishore Mahbubani
PublicAffairs, Nueva York, 2013


A Hologram for the King
Dave Eggers
Vintage, Nueva York, 2013




Further -optional- readings

Let´s complement these visions for those interested with the following from Spanish perspectives and some others:
  1. "Reflections on Foreign Politcy Issues in 2013, a Spanish perspective," a work by + MartinOrtega, for Real Instituto Elcano in Madrid.
  2. Cambio y continuidad en la política de defensa rusa. Guillem Colom Piella. 2012. Ejército: de tierra español, ISSN 1696-7178, Nº. 860. págs. 12-21
  3. La evolución del Enfoque Integral de la OTAN en la gestión de crisis. 2012. Guillem Colom Piella
  4. Centro, Periferia y la recepción de la Teoría de lasRelaciones Internacionales en Brasil | Core, periphery and the reception of International Relations Theory in Brazil. 2013. Mónica Salomón. Revista de Relaciones Internacionales, editada por el Grupo de Estudios de Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. N. 24, oct.  ISSN 1699-3950
  5. Continental Regionalism: Brazil’s prominent role in the Americas. 2013.
    Susanne Gratius, Miriam Gomes SaraivaEU Foreign Policy, CEPS Working Documents. 15 pages. [Brazil has a dual identity as a Latin American country and one of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). The regional and global dimensions of Brasilia’s foreign policy have been closely intertwined. Inspired by the idea of development and autonomy in the last ten years, Brazil has assumed a stronger regional leadership role. The result has been the emergence of a South American space, with Mercosur and Unasur as the main integration schemes.]
  6. Revista CIDOB d'afers internacionals, ISSN-e 1133-6595, Nº. 97-98. (Ejemplar dedicado a: El Brasil de Dilma Rousseff: Balance del primer año de Gobierno), págs. 287-304

The discussion will focus upon the following questions
  1. Does global power changes in the XXI century are different from different countries´ perspectives? 
  2. What about from the perpectives of international organizations such as UN, FMI, WB, ASEAN, UE, NAFTA...?
  3. And what about firms, civil societies, cities, and associations?