Mapping Alternative Models of Global Politics

Mapping Alternative Models of Global Politics

This paper, written by Raffaele Marchetti – Luiss University and John Cabot University, – investigates the principal competing visions of global politics that are currently advanced in the public discourse about globalization in opposition to the traditional state-centered perspective.

The first part of the paper develops an analysis of ideal models as cultural resources that grounds the different reading of human bonds. The second part applies the notion of ideal models to the new scenario of globalization, and identifies four alternative interpretations of the notion of global politics: namely Neo-liberalism, Cosmopolitanism, Alter-globalism, and Dialogue among Civilizations. The principal characteristics of these four notions are presented in order to map the current debate on the future of global politics.

To read the paper in pdf format, please follow this link: http://docenti.luiss.it/rmarchetti/files/2009/02/2009mapmodels-isr.pdf