Weber Alexander

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  • № 2, 2007

    • GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE AGENDA OF THE WORLD POLITICS

      The article covers the analysis of the discussions on the consequences of the global climate change and the mitigation measures taken by such international institutions as the UN Security Council and the G8 Summit. Noting with approval the growth of the world public attention to the issues of global warming, A.Veber, nevertheless, draws attention to deep differences between industrially developed and developing countries in the approach to these problems. He is also concerned about the fact that governments and the leaders of big corporations put all their hopes on new technologies and market mechanisms in their attempts to design the mitigation measures of climate change consequences. The author believes that without changes in social and economic development neither the technological progress nor the market will resolve problems caused by the global warming.

      DOI: 10.30570/2078-5089-2007-45-2-92-102

  • № 2, 2002

    • Corporate globalization and its opponents

      The article covers the dynamics and the forms of the opposition to neo-liberal globalization. The author believes that the opposition is as objective phenomenon as the globalization itself. He researches the process of grass-roots globalism both as another capacity of globalization and as a response to current globalization from the top. The current movement of protest is represented both by the forces challenging the globalization as it is and the forces oriented at the search of the alternative models of globalization. In particular, the article touches upon the delimitation lines between the left-wing radical and the right-wing-radical anti-globalist movements.

      According to the author, the necessity of the new social contract between the society and the power, which would also cover the problems related to globalization, is evident.