By Steven L. Taylor
You'll be comfortable with average stuff like Conservatism and Democracy, yet do you actually understand what Patrimonialism is? And what approximately Oligarchy? Anarcho-syndicalism? Politics is, we're prepared to guess, the main passionately argued-over subject material, and but what number folks flounder round in confrontational debates simply because we don't have any grip on political concept, only a imprecise idea that they're all out to get us? 30-Second Politics may help dispel this fog distrust and paranoia. It demanding situations political theorists of all colours to come back up with no-frill, no-spin, tell-it-like-it-is reasons of the 50 most crucial political -isms, -archies, and -ocracies that experience pertained because the time of Periclean Athens. At no public rate, the booklet explains each one political idea in not anything greater than pages, three hundred phrases, and a few propaganda-style imagery, for we know photograph chance is worthy one thousand phrases of lifeless interview.
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L'Allemagne de l'Ouest était déjà le "géant" économique de la CEE(des exportations de produits manufacturés aussi importants que celles des États-Unis et du Japon, plus du double de celle de la Grande-Bretagne, de la France et de l'Italie). Mais elle était, disait-on, un "nain politique". L'équilibre de la CEEreposait sur ces compensations: rôle politique dirigeant de l'Angleterre et de la France, moteur économique allemand. Cet équilibre est rompu. Dans ces conditions l'Allemagne unifiée peut être amenée à faire cavalier seul, sans le dire, c'est-à-dire sans remettre en question formellement la CEE, elle peut vouloir ne pas pousser "l'intégration européenne" plus loin que ne l'implique sa seule structure de "marché commun".
Les statistiques de la part de la consommation administrative dans le pm ne fournissent à cet égard qu'une infonnation pauvre concernant le rôle réel de l'État et des services sociaux qu'il finance. On remarquera néanmoins que si l'on 40 répète - sans réflexion - ici ou là qu'il y a "trop d'État" dans le tiers monde, le poids relatif de celui-ci dans l'économie nationale est largement inférieur partout dans le tiers monde à ce qu'il est dans les pays de l'OCDE! Sans doute ce poids réel est-il plus difficile à supporter dans les pays pauvres du fait de l'importance relative plus grande des productions non marchandes.
TIme semble que l'Allemagne unifiée trouvera en Europe de l'Est un terrain d'expansion qui relativisera beaucoup, pour elle, l'importance de l'approfondissement de l'intégrationau sein de la CEE. TI me semblequ~ la Russie, la" Chine, et même l'Inde, conserveront la possibilité de rester hors de la dépendance à l'égard d'un pôle particulier, et de ce fait, conserveront une marge de manœuvre importante. Par contre il ne me paraît pas probable, dans l'horizon politique visible, que les grandes régions du tiers monde s'organisent par elles-mêmes et autour d'elles-mêmes, tant en Amérique latine, que dans le monde arabe, l'Afrique ou l'Asie du Sud-Est.