The government of the world that America has afuture?
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Françoise Armengaud, Fabrice Bensimon and Nanon Gardin *
Current Marx 2002, n.
The United States is not only the most powerful state in the world today,they dominate the system of relations between states.
Essentially, the"global governance" exists only insofar as the U.S. government wants orpermits.
Of course, international agencies make many decisionscollectively, often without that U.S. officials do not intervenestrongly.
But they do so only according to the pleasure of Washington.
The United States call the shots (1).My question is whether it is likely that this arrangement works, not inthe sense of whether it will solve the major problems of the planet, butmuch more limited in the sense of its practical viability in the mediumterm.In short, my answer is that the government of the world by the UnitedStates is not based on secure foundations, and is already in declinebecause it lacks the proper tools to maintain its supremacy in theconditions of post-Cold War era.
If the current Bush administration doesnot opt for drastic action to reassert its political domination, the modelthat prevailed during the last decade continue.
This is a model based ondazzling demonstrations regarding political initiative from the UnitedStates, all other major powers who joined them, before the U.S. Stateconsolidates local triumphs strengthening basic Structural its worldpower.
In response to changing that results, other social and politicalforces make connections detrimental to global supremacy of the UnitedStates.
The Marxist political analysis
In exploring this theme, I'll try to be what I think the Marxist politicalanalysis of international relations.
Isaac Deutscher was, of course, a