The European Century is a term, which was first used by Mark Leonard in his book Perpetual Power: Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century and is used to describe the belief that the 21st century will become a century in which the current European way of doing things will become dominant in the world. Especially the European integration process which culminated in the European Union is highlighted. This author explicitly rejects that the European Union will dominate the world by being a powerful empire. Mark Leonard is a British foreign policy thinker and the author of the book Why Europe will run the 21st Century. ... This article is about the continent. ...
The next century is depicted by Leonard as a century in which most of the world copies the current European way of doing things like obeying international law, promoting democratic values, multilateral cooperation and humanitarian interventions. The world would become a world of peace, prosperity and democracy. To a large extent this view resembles Idealism in international relations theory. International relations theory attempts to provide a conceptual model upon which international relations can be analyzed. ...
The term is used in contrast to the 20th century which is sometimes called the American Century and which is often assumed to have been dominated by power politics (which resembles Realism in international relations). ... Power politics is a state of international relations in which sovereigns protect their own interests by threatening one another with military, economic, or political aggression. ...
LEONARD, M., The Project for a New European Century. [URL= ]
Categories: 21st century The End of History and the Last Man is a 1992 book by Francis Fukuyama, expanding on his 1989 essay The End of History?, published in the international affairs journal The National Interest. ... Francis Fukuyama (born October 27, 1952 in Chicago) is an influential American philosopher, political economist and author. ... ... Asia is the largest continent on Earth with 60% of the human population. ... The Pacific Century is a term that has been used to describe the 21st century through analogy with the term American Century. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...
Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Want to know more? Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:
Press Releases |
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m