Strategic Impasse: Social Origins of Geopolitical Disarray

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Routledge, 2018 - Capitalism - 149 pages

"Damned if you do; damned if you don┐t" voices the strategic impasse the USA finds itself in today. Liberal interventionism and globalization┐the two pillars of the international system┐seem not to work. Explaining the inability of Western powers to enact wise initiatives, Corradi explores the de-coupling of political systems: we are connected with each other but disconnected from policy makers. The paradox of increased connectivity and collective disengagement sets a perverse dynamic between publics and elites, with a serious impact on world affairs. Corradi analyzes the social bases of present dilemmas and how incipient decline can be managed, and paralysis overcome.

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Dr. Juan E. Corradi is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at New York University and the author of the book, South of the Crisis: Latin American Perspectives on the Late Capitalist World (Anthem Press, 2010). As a native Latin American teaching in the USA, his work in cultural sociology has informed his scholarship on world affairs for four decades.

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