The end sighted, annoyingly far away

2006-06-02

in Oxford

Remaining academic work for the year:

  1. Core seminar paper on “What today defines a ‘great power’? Are we living in a unipolar world?” (Due 6 June).
  2. Core seminar presentation, same topic, same day.
  3. Three papers for Dr. Hurrell, chosen from topics in this list (PDF).

It feels way too much like summer for me to focus properly on these things. Likewise, most of those topics really fail to inspire.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous June 2, 2006 at 7:04 pm

Stop complaining. Just buckle down and write the things.

B June 2, 2006 at 10:41 pm

Your essays may not have you excited, but I am betting this will:

The Tuna Court: Law and Norms in the World’s Premier Fish Market

ERIC A. FELDMAN
University of Pennsylvania – School of Law

Milan June 3, 2006 at 12:38 am

Apparently, my friend Hugo is in Lima, covering the Peruvian election. Interesting stuff.

Anon June 3, 2006 at 4:38 pm

Fukuyama, on the end of history:

“What we may be witnessing in not just the end of the Cold War, or the passing of a particular period of post-war history, but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government. This is not to say that there will no longer be events to fill the pages of Foreign Affairs’s yearly summaries of international relations, for the victory of liberalism has occurred primarily in the realm of ideas or
consciousness and is as yet incomplete in the real or material world. But there are powerful reasons for believing that it is the ideal that will govern the material world in the long run. To understand how this is so, we must first consider some theoretical issues concerning the nature of historical change.”

Anon June 3, 2006 at 5:00 pm

Also, Great power (Wikipedia)

Anon June 3, 2006 at 5:01 pm

See also: Hegemony, liberalism and global order: what space for would-be great powers? Hurrell, Andrew; 2006; International Affairs 82 (1); pp1-19

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