KEYWORDS: INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM – GEOPOLITICS – POST COLD WAR
All scenarios (Fukuyama, Hutington ...) to post-Cold War were largely invalidated. So which conceptual model can attempt to describe international politics of the beginning of the twenty-first century?
Far from rhetoric emphasizing the multiplication of menaces on the security of western democracies, this essay shows that the world order is at once strategically pacified as it is comprised of a unipolar interstate system on the map of power, and ideologically pacified as a unified international society per blueprint legitimacy.
Dario Battistella shows that since the sixteenth century the world is under the control of a single power, each in turn imposing its value system. The world today is a unidimensional world, synonymous with the material pre-eminence of the United States and the normative hegemony of liberalism on global governance.
The author: Dario Battistella, a professor of political sciences, specializing in international relations, is an instructor at the IEP of Bordeaux at Sciences Po, and a researcher at the Centre Raymond Aron at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.