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Articles by Kees van der Pijl
Arab Revolts and Nation-State Crisis
NLR 70, July-August 2011, pp. 27-49in
Subjects: Arab World , International Relations
The triple crisis—of Western hegemony, of capital and of the nationstate form—within which the Arab uprisings of 2011 have unfolded, and longer-run history of Anglo-American strategies for containing popular aspirations to sovereignty.Read this article or download a PDF file
Also available in Spanish
NLR 50, March-April 2008, pp. 147-155in
Subjects: Britain , United States , International Relations
Kees van der Pijl on Walter Russell Mead, God and Gold: Britain, America and the Making of the Modern World. Traditions of pragmatic flexibility as explanation for the ascendancy of the Anglosphere—and basis for a coming realignment of US foreign policy?Read this article or download a PDF file
Also available in Spanish and Russian
A Lockean Europe?
NLR 37, January-February 2006, pp. 9-37in
Subjects: Europe , International Relations
Liberalization and its discontents seen in the longue durée—the struggle of late-coming statist contenders against an Anglophone heartland, now subsuming Europe in its Lockean embrace. Kees van der Pijl tracks the removal of macro-economic questions from democratic decision-making as central precondition for the EU’s neoliberal turn.Read this article or download a PDF file
Also available in Spanish, Turkish, Italian and Russian