The Crisis Of Our Crises

1592 WordsApr 27, 20167 Pages
From the mid 20th century up until the modern day, the world experienced a surge of globalization that consequently led to a period of “unprecedented peace and prosperity” (Adelman and Delatte 2015). This period was able to come to fruition mainly because of the newfound ease of communication individuals and organizations faced; ideas and capital were spread farther, quicker, and with more ease than ever before. However, with the global web of interconnectivity growing more complex as time passed, it became evident that society was experiencing an inverse effect. As more actors began to involve themselves in an international integration, the ability to cooperate was declining. In their article, The Crisis of our Crises, Jeremy Adelman and Anne-Laure Delatte focus on this inverse effect, and the response (or, lack thereof) of policymakers to deal with the crises that emerge from it. The argument that Adelman and Delatte presents in their article in favor of an integrative approach to international crises is certainly plausible due to the fact that globalization is viewed as a function of political economy, and liberal policy that facilitates cooperation in both politics and economics is necessary in order to maintain the prosperity that the world has seen in the last 60 years. More specifically, Adelman and Delatte make it clear within their writing that the way policymakers are handling international crises today is insufficient if the goal is to maximize world prosperity.
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