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CURRENT ECONOMIC AND GEOPOLITICAL TREND S AND CHALLENGES. 10th JOINT SEMINAR ON EUROPEAN INTEGRATION PROCESSES Dubrovnik, October 2008. Mladen Stanicic, Ph.D ., Director Institute for International Relations Lj. F. Vukotinovica 2, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

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Current economic and geopolitical trend s and challenges

CURRENT ECONOMICAND GEOPOLITICAL TRENDS AND CHALLENGES

10th JOINT SEMINAR ON EUROPEANINTEGRATION PROCESSESDubrovnik, October 2008

Mladen Stanicic, Ph.D., Director

Institute for International Relations

Lj. F. Vukotinovica 2, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Tel.:+385148 77 460, Fax:+385148 28 361E-mail: [email protected]

http://www.imo.hr


Globalization
GLOBALIZATION

  • Financial capitalism

  • Financial socialism

  • Wall Street socialism


Neoliberalism
NEOLIBERALISM

  • State capitalism

  • New Deal

  • Woodrow Wilson

  • Harry Truman

  • J.M. Keynes – Bretton Woods

  • Different forms


Ideology
IDEOLOGY

  • Three Embedded Conflicts

    • Individualism – Collectivism

    • Constructivism – Structuralism

    • Scepticism – Education

  • Mixed Liberalism


History
HISTORY

  • Enlightenment

  • Rise and Fall

  • Authoritarism and Totalitarism

  • The Resurgence


Perpetuation
PERPETUATION

  • Financial speculations

  • Widening gap

  • No control

  • No responsibility

  • Real economy and Financial economy


New actors
NEW ACTORS

  • Asian economies

  • Russia

  • India

  • Turkey

  • OPEC

  • European Union


Mutual interes t
MUTUAL INTEREST

  • American deficit

  • Asian surplus

  • The dependence of American market

  • Industrial Bank of China

  • 3 out of 5


Political implications
POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS

  • The end of unilateralism

  • Common approach

  • Politics ofenergy security

  • Fundamentalism and liberalism


Hotbeds
HOTBEDS

  • Iraq – Afghanistan – Pakistan

  • Middle East

  • Caucasus

  • Africa


Conventional threats
CONVENTIONAL THREATS

  • Terrorism

  • Weapon of mass destruction

  • Drug

  • Human trafficking

  • Organised crime


The politics of integration
THE POLITICS OF INTEGRATION

  • EU

  • NAFTA

  • ASEAN

  • APEC

  • SUBREGIONAL INTEGRATIONS



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