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By Heikki Patomäki

What are the probabilities for and stipulations of worldwide protection within the twenty first century? This publication presents an leading edge research of destiny wars, crises and differences of the worldwide political economic system. It brings jointly fiscal thought, political economic climate, peace and clash study, philosophy and old analogy to discover choices for the long run. Patomäki develops a daring, unique and proposal upsetting political economic climate research of the overdue twentieth century neo-liberalisation and globalisation and their genuine results, which he describes as a twenty first century model imperialism. to ensure that us to appreciate international protection and to expect the capability threats and crises, he argues holistic realizing and clarification of background is critical and demonstrates systematic causal research of constructions and procedures is needed. placing this thought into perform, Patomäki constructs a comparative explanatory version which lines the increase of imperialism within the past due nineteenth century and culminated within the First international battle. He argues that even a partial go back to the nineteenth century beliefs and practices is particularly more likely to be hugely counterproductive within the twenty first century global and will turn into a recipe for an enormous worldwide disaster. This publication can be of curiosity to scholars and students of diplomacy, globalization reviews, politics, economics and safeguard reports.

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GPE also implies an attempt to reintegrate economics and politics. The term political economy referred originally to the study of social activities of production and exchange defined largely in terms of morality, prevailing customs, laws and systems of government. Although many thinkers argued that individual self-interested actions can lead to order and progress through self-regulating markets under certain favourable social conditions – a sentiment shared in part by Marx – the assumption used to be that production and exchange are inseparable from society.

Many of the reasons generated by the embodied mind, often inconspicuously, are efficient causes of actions (Lakoff and Johnson 1999). 2 Effects of social processes may be presented as being outside the reach of human influence. Although the precise definition of reification is theory-laden and contested (Archer 1995: 136, 148, 198), the basic idea is that the human mind, social relations and processes are presented as independent of actors and actions and thereby are thing-like or natural, due to ontological miscategorisation.

Even though the cold war was at the centre of attention for decades, its end came as a total surprise to most researchers. This raised the question of whether social sciences should also be able to say something about the future. 4 Contrafactually, however, consider the possibility that we had knowledge of a large number of relevant and stable law-like social regularities, perhaps comprising laws of development and change, in addition to simple 24 Global security: learning from possible futures regularities.

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