THE CHALLENGES OF LIBERAL DEMOCRACY IN THE NEW INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT: THE EUROPEAN UNION PERSPECTIVE

Ilik, Goran and Petrovski, Nikola (2015) THE CHALLENGES OF LIBERAL DEMOCRACY IN THE NEW INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT: THE EUROPEAN UNION PERSPECTIVE. INSTITUTE FOR SOCIOLOGICAL, POLITICAL AND JURIDICAL RESEARCH - SKOPJE, Skopje, Macedonia. ISBN 978-9989-633-45-4

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Abstract

This article investigates the challenges of the liberal democracy in the new international context, provoked by the emergence of the new great powers (Russia and China), and especially the establishment of the BRICS grouping in the world political scene. Namely, this article “clashes” the both paradigms of BRICS and the EU, in order to conclude their performances in relation to the values of liberal democracy. In that context, especially is stressed the liberal axiological set of the EU, as a postnational and postmodern entity, with typical soft power in the international relations. The EU soft power stems from its axiological set, which predominantly is composed by the values of liberal democracy. The new international context is characterized by the establishment of liberal and illiberal actors. The IR theorists treated the USA and the EU as main represents of the liberal democracy, whilst Russia and China, as illiberal democracies, or simply, autocracies. This article concludes the forthcoming challenges of the liberal democracy in the new international context, as well as the place, role and the international political capacity of the EU, in relation to its mission for safeguarding and advancement of the liberal democratic values. Key words: EU, international relations, BRICS, liberal democracy

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Law
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Political science
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Mr Mladen Kradzoski
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2019 17:55
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2019 17:55
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/1602

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