The global contemporary dis(order): The geopolitics of the new meridionalism El des(orden) global contemporáneo: La geopolítica del nuevo meridionalismo Academic Article in Scopus uri icon


  • © 2018 Universidad Complutense de Madrid. All rights reserved.The present model of Western hegemony (United States and its European allies) is in frank decline. Its neo-imperial scope and the accompanying neoconservative project paved the way for an unprecedented crisis. Under the circumstances, a new phenomenon emerges aiming to put an end to the classical geopolitics and establish a new map of world powers. Born more than a decade ago and designated by the acronym BRICS, this phenomenon has evolved to a powerful interregional block that breaks conventional schemes of regional integration and trends of globalization. It is highly likely that BRICS as such will disappear turning into the New Meridionalism, i.e., in an open and counter-hegemony South-South integration project to promote a new decentralized international, multilateral, supportive and entropic order.

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  • January 1, 2018