While financial analysts assess the global financial crisis in terms of stock market indexes and currency values, the real impact is being borne by the millions of people who are being pushed further into poverty as we approach the new millennium.
Directed six-year international research project on Democratizing Global Governance (1997-2003). The project attracted over $350 000 in external grants, and resulted in the publication of two books and some 18 papers in internationally refereed journals.
Joseph A. Camilleri, 'Impoverishment and the Nation State', in Fen Osler Hampson and Judith Reppy (eds.), Earthly Goods: Environmental Change and Social Justice, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1996, pp. 122-153.
Focus on the Global South was established in 1995 to challenge neoliberalism, militarism and corporate-driven globalisation while strengthening just and equitable alternatives. The organisation works in solidarity with the Global South, based on the belief that progressive social change and Global South solidarity are imperative if the needs and aspirations of oppressed peoples, particularly in Asia, Latin America and Africa, are to be met.
Stories of war, crisis and cooperation in world politics are often told through the lens of the politics of the ‘great powers.’ These states, due to their material capabilities and social standing in the global order, have the unique ability to both foment and mitigate instability and insecurity in ways that shape the global order as a whole.
Whether the role that the great powers play results in greater levels of stability and order or instead in crisis and disorder rests on the degree of managerial responsibility that these states accept. This forum will consider the prospects for a new age of ‘great power management’ in order to peacefully navigate the shift in the distribution of power currently underway in world politics.
Whatever the outcome of the US presidential election, one thing is clear—the US is a nation in crisis. Escalating tensions with China, a global pandemic and fracturing race relations suggest we are witnessing a turning point in American history.
But what does all this mean for Australia and the rest of the world? What will the world’s biggest superpower look like after the election and what are the implications for Australia?