While the temps of humanity development in the whole period of its existence
until the beginning of the 20eth century could be described by the arithmetical
progression, hence it has obtained all features of geometric progression
during the last hundred years. Comparatively irrational population of
the Earth in previous times now estimates clearly and consciously each
step, yet paying no attention that its locomotive loses control on the
One cam discuss the exact birth time of globalistic tendencies in the
labyrinths of human civilization - whether those are times of Great Roman
Empire, colony wars of late Middle Ages or the first world massacre. The
only thing is undoubtable: they had no such influence on the individual
or mass consciousness as they have got after the Cold War and the final
formation of the monopolar world. Only the sudden enlargement of the politically
borderless space, appearance of alternativeless world power, such as USA
are and deliberation of great financial abilities because of that stimulated
rapid technological offence in all spheres, which was based politically
and juridically on the national legislations and multilateral international
agreements. Certainly, the transnational corporations were first to react
on those “green lights”, what gave them an opportunity to reach the unlimited
sale, financial and job markets. Using the national legislations of former
“Socialist Camp” or of so-called Third World countries, mostly unproper
or inadapted to the modern challenges, those over-national giants, whose
year budget is sometimes much bigger than that of quite not small subjects
of international law, attacked massively Terra Incognita of still new
Financial, economical, industrial and technological power multiplied
by the unlimited Internet abilities and modern advertizing technologies
started to open one horizon after another, and each next is better, more
unified and available than previous. The McWorld upon a time, where transportation
is “general-motorized”, house-hold “du-pontizied”, culture “hollywoodizied”,
informational sphere “soft-wearized” and the meals, certainly, “mc-donaldized”.
And all of that, taking into consideration the monopolarity of the world
and the location the HQs of the globalization promoters on that pole,
obtains the distinct features of centralized state strategy in global
Action undoubtedly provides counteraction, and this rule of Newton mechanics
is used in politics even more often. While the heart of globalization
is monopolized by the super-power in North America, which was recently
strengthened by Mexico and Canada membership in NAFTA, the centre of opposition
to this process is certainly led by Europe, though there are powerful
anti-globalistic centres on the Far East, in Central and South Asia, Africa
and both Americas, including the USA. But the European anti-globalism
has some interesting peculiarities which could be hardly distinguished
among the other supporters of this movement allover the world. First of
all, it has bright national colour, very special and separate for each
part of halfly united Europe. The second identifying detail is glorified
unity and struggle of counterstands, when the interests of ultras and
simply right-wings, without any dependence on their ideological principles,
absolutely identical to the announced principles of left-wings and “red-greens”.
The recent events in Seattle, Davos, Prague and Nice proved it in the
best way. And the most interesting features of the all anti-globalists
in the world is their application of the most globalistic Internet network
for the constant connection among each other. Nevertheless this fact makes
them no trouble, even more, it helps to oppose universalization, unification
and other negative features of globalization in the united front.
What brings the globalistic tornado to the quite European harbour with
a musical name Ukraine? Would it be able to seize the opportunities of
the globalistic achievements separating corn from chaff, or would it remain
on the cave-nihilistic position? What would result the storm in “silent
waters“ - unitarity, federalism or separatism? Or maybe we would escape
this cup? Eternal Quo vadis...
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Bronislaw Wildstein Talks To Lester Turov. World Market is
The reasons of American economic success on the background of the
rest world economic development are discussed.
Thomas Fridman. Lexus and The Olive Tree
What is more important for the world – traditions or progress and
how to find a balance between them?
Francis Fukujama. Globalization Is Endless
“Social capital” and other human values against total control and
Zbigniew Brzezinski. Democracy Faces Globalization
Roles of American democracy, free market economy and progress of science
in world development and globalization.
Alexroma. Stupefaction by the Bright Future
What is future – rose utopia of technical absurdal achievements or
Krzysztof Lozinski. Success Gene And The Culture Conflict
The way how can liberal free market economy, legal state, human rights,
parliamentary democracy and the liberty of mass media could act as
a success gene for the country and what it can cause in globalization
John-Paul II. Centesimus Annus. Encyclica
Christian values as non-changing objects in human history and future.
Myroslav Marynovych. Globalization and The Church Context
Different kinds of reaction on globalistic tendencies in Ukrainian
religious society and prospects of public vision are described.
Robert Kaplan. Would the United States Exist Until 2050?
Transformation processes in the USA could be not only positive...
Orest Semotyuk. The New World Order Models, Anti-Models, Scenarios
An attempt of analysis of the new world political structure and its
Lyubov Staretska. Theories of Political Modernization: Liberal-Democratic
Concepts in Modern Context
Different approaches to the theoretical problems of political modernization.
Robert Conquest. Prospects of the English-Speaking Countries
The kind of Europe we have now and the role of language in political
links and unity.
Fredric Jameson. Post-Modernism and The Consument Society
The harmony of post-modernism and trans-national capitalism is proved.
Alvin & Heidi Toffler. Creating Of New Civilization. The
Politics of the Third Wave
Ten characteristic features of prospective civilization and the way
it acts in modern world.
Zenoviy Mazuryk. Culture Policy of Globalization Age: German
A conflict between national demands and global challenges in cultural
Marat Tcheshkov. Globalization: Essence, Modern Phase, Prospects
Myths and reality of global processes, attempt of exact definition
Denis Duclos. Sectant Madness and Globalization Fate
New philosophic and religious movements on the wave of globalization.
Yuriy Korolchuk. Human Rights and Internet: A Challenge to
The transformation of privacy in the age of globalization.
Yuriy Korolchuk. Consensus As A Feature Of Globalization /Anti-Globalization
Modern globalization is somehow similar to the kind of new social
contract elaborated by modern society
Dmytro Arkhypovych. Globalization As A Phenomenon: Positive
And Negative Features
New counterstandings caused by new global processes and variety of
Victor Zinchuk. View at Globalization: Social-Philosophical
Some distinctive features of globalistic institutions.
Oleh Demkiv. Modernization Theory and World Outlook Monism
Deep economical, political and values changes, their influence on
Irina Byeloborodova. “Northern Dimension” In Europe: A Search
For Geocivilizational Co-Ordinates.
The special role of Northern European region and Russia in continental
Taras Voznyak. Silence
Philosophical aspect of ideology genesis.
Martin Heidegger. About The Secret of Tower With Bells
The mystery of social order in the piece of space
Svetislav Basara. War As Broadcasting (A Piece of Virtual
The new age has its own terminology and instruments of realization.
Lukasz Denborog. Mira’s Portrait
Literature scherzo on modern politics.
Daniel Cohn-Bendit. Europe Is the Last Utopia
The European identity today and in future in programme Magna Charta
Taras Voznyak. Globalization as A Challenge to the Humanity
Two sides of globalization coin: pros and cons.
Ukraine and United Europe on the Globalization Process Background.
The Round Table In “Ji” Editorial Office with the Participation of
Prof. Dr. Myroslav Popovych
Open discussion of the EU enlargement problems and Ukrainian choice.
Yaroslav Dashkevych. To The Problem of Globalization
Mostly historical and economic aspects of the problem.
William Pfaff. Ideology Still Means A Lot in the Great Powers’
The ruling system creates its competitor itself – it is the fundamental
ideological principle of powers
Alexandr Smolar. They Do Not Pass and Do Not Die
The role of national state in the era of globalization
Dieter Haller. Shock-Absorber On The Way To Globalization
Re-evaluation of time factor in global processes context.
Joseph Jurt. German-French Dialogues About Culture. Once More
About The Provincial Cosmopolitism
National traditions in case of senseless territorial principle.
Leszek Kolakowski. The Search for Barbarian. The Cultural
Definition of Europo-centrism and what does it mean in the world scale.
Leszek Kolakowski. The Lost Village
Village in human and global dimensions
Heiko Schrader. Globalization, (De)Civilization And Morality
Homogenization, localization and fragmentation of society as three
main components of globalization which decompose state violence monopoly.
Volodymyr Yeshkilev. Post-Modernistic “Consume Machine” And
Ukrainian Cultural Tradition
What is post-modernism: the prospect in future or the last point in
Svitlana Marintsova. Global Tendencies As A Challenge To The
Humanity Being Dimension
Economical liberalism, new world order and other globalistic changes
from human point of view.
Dmytro Shurkhalo. Dark Ages of the Third Millennium
History uses to repete, but not always in the same way.
Taras Voznyak. Notes To Philosophic Aspects of Ecumenical
Problems of pluralism and internal Christian dialogue in new conditions.
Taras Voznyak. Notes To Post-Modern As Civilization Crisis
(To The Models Of Cycle Development Of European Civilization)
What does the human being lost without God and are there any substitutions
Roman Kis. Globalization-Localization-Glocalization (American,
Swedish And Ukrainian View)
Different approaches and different levels of approach to the same
Komandante Markos. The Fourth World War Has Started
Neoliberalism as a new actor on the world political arena.
Yaroslav Svatko. The Lost Paradise And The Rake Of Globalization
Ukraine in modern conditions of the “short world”.
Peter Bicksel. America Does Not Exist.
A short story about a truth that looks like a lie – or vice versa.
Milorad Pavic. Wagewood Tea Set
A mystery of rational and irrational.
Jakub Boratynski. The Bitterness of Visas
New European border and visa problem.
Orest Semotyuk. Mass Media in Globalization Processes: The
Stage and Prospects
Volodymyr Kulyk. To The Wonderful New World
Piotr Swoik. Kazakhstan – New Africanate?