Character of the 21st Century

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Character of the 21st Century Name: Institution: Date: Introduction The character of the 21st Century from a political, economic and social perspective would be chaotic. It should be appreciated that the world has gotten to a point of political, economic and social consciousness that puts pressure between the governed and the governors. From a social contract point of view, it is arguably correct to assert that the realisation of the social contract nobles would be effected. However, this process is expected to be chaotic, painful, and gruelling and time consuming. Three main reasons that give this realisation a chaotic character can be cited as inclusive of the following; a politically, economically and socially conscious…show more content…
In attempts to maintain their hold to power, the political leadership is ready and certain to fight to the tooth. They even would be ready to apply war subject the citizenry to bloodshed and untold suffering. In addition, the chaotic nature of this events would be marked by the accompanying elements of class struggles which in one way or another appear to confirm the fears raised by Karl Marx in his opposition to capitalism (Raffo, Sriram, Spiro, & Biersteker, 2012). However, the conclusion of this bloody and fatal collusion shall effect the final liberation of the citizenry with the democratization of the systems and the attendant fall of dictatorial and fascist systems of government. The third and final reason pointing to the chaotic nature of the 21st Century relates to the intense application of information technologies and innovations. With scientific discoveries and the emergence of the knowledge age hence the knowledge based economy, it becomes more clearly that nations shall engage in sophisticated methodologies in the economic, political and social spheres. Raffo and others (Raffo, Sriram, Spiro, & Biersteker, 2012) appear to assume this position in their exposition, “International Law and International Politics.” As he puts it, globalisation and improved technologies premised on the application of support services of the worldwide web have accumulated to make complex of processes. The authors cite terrorism, proliferation
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