Tag Archives: BRICS

Are freedom, social justice, democracy and human rights appealing outside the West?

The puzzle is probably as applicable to Europe as to the rest of the world. Looking at the way intelligence agencies have been spying over European citizens, or at the “legacy of poverty” that the austerity policies are leaving behind, … Continue reading

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Is Russia a human rights promoter in the Snowden case?

It seems that the former NSA employee Edward Snowden remains in the transit zone of Moscow airport. At least, that´s what President Putin said a couple of days ago in a press conference in Finland. Putin claimed to be as … Continue reading

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How do Kagan, Obama and Romney know that America is not in decline?

At the State of the Union Address on 26 January, President Barack Obama assured that the United States is still the most influential nation on Earth: Anyone who tells you otherwise, anyone who tells you that America is in decline … Continue reading

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The fall of Western hegemony: What does it mean for the idea of human rights?

According to Robert Gilpin’s ‘theory of hegemonic stability’ (2002), the characteristics of the world economy reflect the will and national interests of the hegemonic power. Immanuel Wallerstein (1983) defines hegemony in the interstate system as “that situation in which the … Continue reading

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