TITLE

Beyond the 'War on Terror': Hegemony, Violence, and the 'Global Democratic Revolution'

AUTHOR(S)
Gills, Barry K.
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Global Dialogue;Summer/Autumn2006, Vol. 8 Issue 3/4, p90
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers insights on the approach used by United States to pursue "war on terror" and "global democracy promotion." The author argues that it is difficult to confront a global power structure like U.S. which uses violence while attempting to legitimize itself by constantly appealing to democracy, freedom and humanitarianism. He added that there has been a large gap between the reality and the rhetoric employed by stronger nations. In the rhetoric of stronger nations, the world is entering a new age of universal democracy, but reality suggests that world is experiencing a shift towards silent authoritarianism, not a global victory of democracy, which spreads under the guise of supposedly fighting terrorism and defending the values of freedom and democracy.
ACCESSION #
26131778

 

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