Murder in the Global Village

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The attacks on September 11th are a perfect illustration of the theses supported for ten-some years by the « new international politics » theorists. Clinging to the hypothesis of the erosion of the State-nation, they put forward the notions of « civil society », « governance », etc. In the same time, the attacks seem to be engendering a redistribution of values, a companion to the establishment of a new strategic installation, resting on strong come-back of State, security concerns, a larger importance of politics and restrictions to mass migrations, etc. Which brings forward the thought that the former decade was actually a mere transition period. – Summary AFRI-2002