Globalization, accompanied by liberal rhetoric, is accused in losses of the cultural identity, the insufficient accountability of large transnational corporations, deterioration of the rights of workers, increase of distance between the rich and poor countries and between classes. Liberalism is also suspected in promoting capture of authority by the countries of the West and in particular the USA above the whole planet.
The modern world experiences fundamental and dynamical changes. Transformation of the international relations, the termination of confrontation and consecutive overcoming of consequences of Cold War have expanded opportunities of cooperation on international scene. Threat of the global nuclear conflict is shown to a minimum. At preservation of value of military force in relations between the states, now economic, political, scientific and technical, ecological and information factors start to play the increasing role. At the same time there is a clear tendency to creation of unipolar structure of the world at economic and power domination of the USA.
So let us try to consider liberalism in post-Cold war international politics. The book of British scientist E. Williams ‘Liberalism and War: The Victors and the Vanquished’ is published in a series ‘The new international relations’ which is edited by known British theorists of the international relations of B. Buzan and R. Little. It is devoted to one of most discussed issues, to the correlation between liberalism and foreign-policy behaviour of countries, which support it. ...Show more