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A world without meaning : the crisis of meaning in international politics

Author: Zaki Laïdi
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here Laidi tackles the problem of individual identity in a rapidly changing global political environment. He argues that it is increasingly hard to find meaning in our ever-expanding world, especially after the collapse of political ideologies.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zaki Laïdi
ISBN: 0415167175 9780415167178 0415167183 9780415167185 9780203981931 0203981936
OCLC Number: 38239122
Description: viii, 225 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: the divorce of meaning and power --
1. The meaning of the Cold War --
2. The fall of the Wall: the end of the Enlightenment --
3. Out of step with time --
4. Universalism runs out of steam --
5. Europe and the crisis of meaning --
6. The loss of the link between nations --
7. Global social links (1): conflicts without identity --
8. Global social links (2): actors without a project --
9. Can Japan provide meaning? --
10. The regionalization of meaning --
11. Europe as meaning --
12. Asia, or regionalism without a goal --
13. America as a 'social power' --
Conclusion: the post Cold War, a world of its own.
Other Titles: Monde privé de sens.
Responsibility: Zaki Laïdi ; translated by June Burnham and Jenny Coulon.
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