The European Union Vs. The BRICS: The Conflict of Values and The Challenges of Liberal Democracy in The New International Context

Ilik, Goran and Karadjoski, Mladen and Ilik, Nina (2019) The European Union Vs. The BRICS: The Conflict of Values and The Challenges of Liberal Democracy in The New International Context. In Statu Nascendi—Journal of Political Philosophy and International Relations, 2 (2). pp. 37-53. ISSN 2568-7638

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Abstract

This paper 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 on the global stage. This paper “clashes” both paradigms of the BRICS and the EU, to conclude their performances concerning the values of liberal democracy. Especially is stressed the liberal axiological set of the EU, as a postmodern entity, with typical soft power in the international relations. The EU soft power stems from its axiological set, totally composed of liberal democratic values. The new international context is characterized by the establishment of liberal and illiberal actors. The IR theorists treated both the USA and the EU as main represents of the liberal democracy, whilst Russia and China, as illiberal democracies, or simply, autocracies. This paper concludes the forthcoming challenges of the liberal democracy in the new international context, as well as the place, role, and significance of the EU (with all its virtues and drawbacks), in its mission for safeguarding and advancement of the liberal democratic values. The new international context seems to become more complex for understanding, and more heterogeneous one, composed of various global actors, and also less liberal compared to the present. One of the main challenges of the EU for the future will be its profiling as a pro-active defender of the values of liberal democracy.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days Author Piotr Pietrzak, Gordon Freeman, Abiola Bamijoko-Okungbaye, Joel Patomäki, Molly Prendergast, Deniz Ertin, Can Büyükbay, Goran Ilik, Mladen Karadjoski, Nina Ilik, Sami Mehmeti, Andreas Georgallides Editor Piotr Pietrzak Number of pages 234 Language English Publication date Oct 30, 2019 Weight (kg) 0.3000 ISBN-13 9783838213392
Uncontrolled Keywords: EU, international relations, BRICS, liberal democracy, values
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Law
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Humanities > Other humanities
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Humanities > Philosophy, ethics and religion
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Political science
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Social and economic geography
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Sociology
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Pfk Eprints
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2020 14:26
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2020 14:26
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/4081

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