Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century
HarperCollins UK, 25.08.2011 - 264 Seiten
Those who believe Europe to be weak and ineffectual are wrong. Turning conventional wisdom on its head Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century sets out a vision for a century in which Europe will dominate, not America. This is the book that will make your mind up about Europe.
Those who believe Europe is weak and ineffectual are wrong. Turning conventional wisdom on its head, Mark Leonard, one of the UK's most visionary thinkers, argues that Europe is remaking the world in its own image.
Europe only looks dead because it is seen through American eyes. But America's reach is shallow and narrow. It can bribe, bully or impose its will anywhere in the world, but when its back is turned its potency wanes. Europe's reach is broad and deep, spreading its values from Albania to Zambia. It brings other countries into its orbit rather than defining itself against them, and once countries come under the influence of its laws and customs they are changed for ever.
This book sets up a challenge: to regard Europe not as a tangle of bureaucracy and regulation, but as a revolutionary model for the future. We cannot afford to forget that Europe was founded to protect us against war and that it is now key to the spread of democracy. ‘Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century’ addresses Europe's place in the world, looks to the past and the future and argues, provocatively, that it can and will shape a new and better world order.
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U'l -§U1l\J._\ O1 CONTENTS Introduction: The Power of Weakness and the Weakness of Power 1 Europe's Invisible Hand 13 'Divided We Stand, United We Fall' 31 Europe's Weapon is the Law 51 The Revolutionary Power of Passive Aggression 73 ...
It does not take long for most Americans to figure out that Concepcion is European. Like Concepcion's faith in world peace, they see Europe's belief in international institutions and the rule of international law as weak and unworldly ...
They willjoin with the EU in building 'a New European Century'. The Power of Weakness If you put the words 'Europe' and 'crisis' into the internet search engine Google, over four million entries come up. Newspapers have used them ...
And around this blue map of the European Union (covering over 450 million citizens) they will describe another zone of 385 million people who share land and sea borders with the EU. Surrounding them another 900 million people are ...
Europe's power is a 'transformative power'? And when we stop looking at the world through American eyes, we can see that each element of European 'weakness' is in fact a facet of its extraordinary 'transformative power'.
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