Why Europe Will Run The 21st Century

Author: Mark Leonard
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1586484249
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Those who believe Europe is weak, ineffectual and sclerotic are wrong. Europe might look frail and feeble against American military might, but that expression of power is shallow and narrow. Or so says Mark Leonard, one of Europe's brightest new policy thinkers, in a book sure to stir and provoke his American contemporaries. America's centralized, militarized supremacy, he argues, has become so overwhelming that it has defeated everything, including itself. It's capable of imposing itself anywhere — but when its back is turned its potency wanes. Europe's reach, by contrast, is broad and deep, spreading a value system from Albania to Zambia. It draws other countries into its orbit rather than seeking to define itself against them, and as they come under the influence of its laws and customs they are changed forever.

Europe, quietly, has rediscovered within its foundations a revolutionary model for the future and an alternative to American hard power. With little fanfare, Europe has pooled the resources and the sovereignty of its nations into a radical new interface – and a power that is discreetly but insistently shaping the path forward. The revolution they have unleashed, Leonard argues, will transform the world. Whether you are a neocon or a transatlantic traditionalist, a businessmen or financier, his argument is one you cannot afford to ignore.


Why Europe Will Not Run The 21st Century Reflections On The Need For A New European Federation

Author: Valerio Volpi
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443840173
Size: 15.33 MB
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What future awaits Europe? One of irrelevance, where the emerging powers will crush the Old Continent, or perhaps not? Why Europe Will Not Run the 21st Century focuses on the necessity of radical and dramatic institutional reforms at the EU level, not only to streamline a decision-making process fragmented into a thousand trickles and naturally prone to the influence of powerful interest groups, but also to involve the citizenry, whose convinced support is necessary to the success of the project. The EU is a distant entity whose democraticity is highly disputable. The press ignores it, and citizens know very little about it, as the EU does things they do not really care about or cannot comprehend at all. Citizens' unawareness and lack of participation and involvement means the impossibility to create a real, close-knit European civil society and public opinion. Why Europe Will Not Run the 21st Century revives the idea that only a federal Europe made up, at least initially, of a limited circle of 'pioneer states' and characterised by a common Constitution, central government and real European political parties will manage to work out the constitutional, political, economic and ethnic discrepancies inherent in so large a Union of states, thus overcoming the EU's inability to face domestic as well as external threats and allowing Europe to halt its apparently inexorable decline.

Why Europe Will Run The 21st Century

Author: Mark Leonard
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007398395
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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.

Why Europe Will Run The 21st Century

Author: Mark Leonard
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781586484248
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Argues that Europe will replace the United States as the most influential political entity in the twenty-first century, exploring how America's perception of European weakness fails to take into account the spread of European values, laws, ...

Why Europe Will Run The 21st Century

Author: Mark Leonard
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
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Turning conventional wisdom on its head, this title sets out a vision for a century in which Europe will dominate, not America. This is the book that should make your mind up about Europe.

Why Europe Will Not Run The 21st Century

Author: Valerio Volpi
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443830526
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Why Europe Will Not Run the 21st Century revives the idea that only a federal Europe made up, at least initially, of a limited circle of ‘pioneer states’ and characterised by a common Constitution, central government and real European ...

The Optimistic Leftist

Author: Ruy Teixeira
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250089670
Size: 40.44 MB
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There is no substitute for optimism and an economic climate that promotes optimism. The time has come, as Ruy Teixeira argues in this book, for the optimistic leftist.

The End Of Europe

Author: James Kirchick
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300227787
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Based on extensive firsthand reporting, this book is a provocative, disturbing look at a continent in unexpected crisis.

Intelligent Governance For The 21st Century

Author: Nicolas Berggruen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745663583
Size: 78.87 MB
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This highly timely volume is both a conceptual and practical guide of impressive scope to the challenges of good governance as the world continues to undergo profound transformation in the coming decades.

China S Offensive In Europe

Author: Philippe Le Corre
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815727992
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Philippe Le Corre and Alain Sepulchre examine how China’s presence in Europe can serve as a benchmark to other developed economies—especially the United States, which is also seeing a rise in Chinese investments.