GLOBALISME SERAIT-IL UNE DEMOCRATIE TOTALITAIRE ?

Posted On Dec 11 2017 by

Jean-Christophe Rufin’s novel entitled Globalia is one of the examples of dystopian novels about French politics published in the first decade of the XXIth century. Jean-Christophe Rufin, who is known for his novels generally classified in the genre of the historical novel, has integrated the features of historical novel into the social dystopian novel in Globalia. Jean-Christophe Rufin had worked as a doctor for long years in the Red Cross, in the United Nations and in the Doctors Without Borders and went to several poor countries such as Eritrea, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Kosovo and Mongolia. His …


THE IMAGE OF RACIAL MINORITIES AND THEIR REPRESENTATION IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: AFRICAN- AND NATIVE AMERICANS

Posted On Nov 11 2015 by

The rights of the minorities to assert the individuality of their own cultures, is now flourishing in various forms in the United-States. These newly empowered minorities may also be led to display the hegemonic tendencies generally exhibited by the established culture. Thus, cultural independence cannot be preserved for the subordinate, racial or ethnic minorities under the dominant white culture, because society is always structured in dominance. There is, at least, structural inequality based on race or ethnicity (Billington, 1993:87-99). Dominant culture brings threat of inequality based on the minority in this sense. The cultural devices of American subordinate, ethnic, native …


ETHICS IN THE POLITICAL COMMUNICATION AND TWO MODELS OF DEMOCRACY

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

The predominant theory of democracy, that of rational deliberation, is based on the presumption that there is a moral theory as a basis of normative validity of the decisions acquired in a process of rational deliberation. The individual who starts from the idea that he has to use rational means of persuasion will implicitly believe that the rational argument will be the only instrument of persuasion, a priori excluding force, coercion or manipulation from the space of the common living. In other words, the process of rational deliberation presumes an equality of positions in society, deriving from the symmetry of …