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Choosing between Two Evils or Rethinking Armed Interventionism
¤ Germà Pelayo ¤ 11 July 2011
Are the NATO bombings in Libya justified? This intervention, meant to help rebel troops advance and to neutralize Gaddafi and allegedly seeking to minimize civilian deaths, is producing the very opposite of the hoped-for effect by prolonging the war indefinitely. Once again, society is forced to make an unhappy choice between two evils: all-too-real national dictatorships, and Atlanticist interventionism (as well as possible future interventionism from other powers). When will we finally (...) read more

Ressentiment* and the new world governance: a general analysis
¤ Margaux Vulliod ¤ 11 July 2011
Ressentiment can be traced back through history, metamorphosing to reflect changes in the way humans organize society and affecting everything from conflicts to power structures. A phenomenon that is both individual and collective, ressentiment can oppose people and civilisations. We will therefore use the light shed by history to examine contexts favourable to the development of ressentiment and the notion of subjectivity that characterizes human interpretations. Historical facts lose all (...) read more

The UN: Which Reforms for What Future?
¤ Stéphanie Ah Tchou ¤ 20 January 2009
The UN is currently under a lot of criticism. Upbraided and disparaged, the body that conveyed so much hope is now being berated. There is abundant literature on its subject, not to praise it but to point out its weaknesses, to the point of challenging its very existence. How did this come to happen? Is such reproach warranted? How should the UN be reformed? What is its future? Should it really be abolished? This file contains info sheets organized according to a number of different (...) read more

Political and Institutional Governance
¤ Germà Pelayo ¤ 24 September 2008
This file contains a series of discussions and proposals formulated in recent years around the political and institutional dimension of global governance. They have been categorized according to four themes: the architecture of global governance; new roles of the state and territorial scales; reappropiation by citizens of politics; and legal principles for a new global governance. Globalization, in these first years of the twenty-first century, is an irreversible fact, consolidated in all (...) read more

Environmental Governance and Managing the Earth
¤ Germà Pelayo ¤ 24 September 2008
This file contains a series of discussions and proposals formulated in recent years around the environmental dimension of world governance. They have been categorized according to the following themes: reconstruction of the environmental balance; energy management, mineral and ocean resources; farming, food security, and sovereignty; sustainable development; and the relationship between humankind and the biosphere. The crisis brought about by the accelerated pace and the probable (...) read more


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