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International Politics/Giddens: The author concludes by outlining the "cosmopolitan nation" (152) as the third path between his two antipodes, which have been repeatedly brought into play in the field of international politics. In the age of globalization, the nation gains a new meaning. Although traditional social democracy has always upheld internationalism throughout its long history, it has never advanced to the idea of transnational governance.
And unlike the neo-liberals want, the nation does not lose its weight under the condition of global governance, but it will play a changed role. Without enemy and open to worldwide cooperation, ready to shift decisions back from the central state to society, it asserts its sovereign core functions. At the same time, it must play an active role in the processes and structures of global governance, the weight and responsibility of which are increasingly significant in an era of globalised markets. The "global
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market fundamentalism", of course, only strong transnational institutions can apply social, political and ecological restraints to "market fundamentalism": "One should seriously consider the establishment of an Economic Security Council [...]".(1)
1.Anthony Giddens, Der dritte Weg. Die Erneuerung der sozialen Demokratie, Frankfurt/M. 1999, S. 176.
Thomas Meyer, „Anthony Giddens, Der dritte Weg“ in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018