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LOGOS A Journal, of Religion, Philosophy, Comparative Cultural Studies and Art


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Logos 93

:. Vytautas Radžvilas
       Vilnius University, Lithuania




A Few notes on the Issue of Internal consistency of postmodern Gobalization

This paper is dedicated to the analysis of the evolution of the processes of globalization in the 21st century, and to the exploration of the internal consistency of globalism as it is composed of a group of ideologies that advocate the concept of globalization. The paper offers an argument that the process of globalization has contributed to the weakening and gradual disintegration of the three main forms of intersubjective communal life – society, nation and the nation state – which were the corner stones of the identity of individuals in the era of modernity. In addition, it is argued that globalization has contributed to the ongoing crisis of democracy. The expectation that the “Third Wave of Democratization” would establish liberal democracy as the dominant form of governance across the globe has proven itself to be unfounded in the wake of the crisis of democratic institutions that plagues the Western world. The paper aims to provide a coherent interpretation of the dynamics of globalization in the 21st century, as well as to answer the question of whether the internal inconsistencies of postmodern globalization reveal its non-irreversible nature.


Key Words: democracy, globalization, globalism, cosmopolitism, national identity, nation-state


The journal "LOGOS" is mainly devoted to scholarly studies in all areas of philosophy.
Editor-in-Chief - Dalia Marija Stančienė, Deputy Editor-in-Chief - Gintautas Vyšniauskas, Copy Editors - Aldona Radžvilienė, John F.X. Knasas

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