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THE WEST AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIBERAL INTERNATIONAL ORDER IN THE POST-CRISIS ERA

RRSS 2018 No. 14 - Romanian Review of Social Sciences

  1. Authors:
      • Iñigo ARBIOL OÑATE

  2. Keywords: liberal international order, post-Cold War politics, U.S. foreign policy, transatlantic relations.

  3. Abstract:
    Recent geopolitical and economic pressures are putting into question the sustainability of the post-1945 liberal international order, as currently conceived. These turns of world politics have vanished the dreams of the liberal international order’s regulating and integrating the entire world economically and politically. Instead, we find ourselves in a moment of transition, and if the leading countries of the existing order do not remedy this, we are moving towards a new order that might not be based on the set of western interests and values that shaped the international order in 1945 and 1990.
    \r\nThis article aims to analyze the evolution of two elements. Firstly, it examines some of the pillars on which the international liberal order was built and how their erosion, in the post-Cold War years, has conditioned the future of the liberal international order. Secondly, it explores the impact of the assumption of two false premises since the end of the Cold War until now: the existence of a unique (and American) interpretation of political liberalism for the 21st century and the indissolubleness of the economic and political sides of liberalism.

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