A New Cosmopolitan Ethos? Or the End of Globalization?
Worldwide Mutinies Against Globalization
Article first published online: 14 APR 2014
© 2014 The Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
New Perspectives Quarterly
Volume 31, Issue 2, pages 9–16, April 2014
How to Cite
MISHRA, P. (2014), Worldwide Mutinies Against Globalization. New Perspectives Quarterly, 31: 9–16. doi: 10.1111/npqu.11440
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As the world shifts from American-led Globalization 1.0 to 2.0—an interdependence of plural identities where no one country or group of nations is at the helm—a vacuum is forming. The intellectual hegemony of Western ideas of development and society no longer prevail, but new models are yet to be found.
In the wake of this vacuum, we are witnessing, as Pankaj Mishra writes, worldwide “mutinies” against the old order along with a surge of nationalism and xenophobia that is looking to imagined organic unities of the past, as Elif Shafak writes. What fresh, non-global ideologies might emerge? Or might a new hybrid cosmopolitan path that doesn't erase plural identities, but erases boundaries that close off instead of open up, create new opportunities for a peaceful and richer global civilization?