In this week’s Reading for global societies, “Critical responses toneoliberal globalization in the Mercosur region: roads towardscosmopolitan democracy?” by Heikki Patomlakit and Teivo Teivainen, theytalk about where globalism is leading us in today’s world. Withglobalization spreading to even the most remote countries now, the thoughtof what democracy begins to come up. The thought is that of acosmopolitan type of democracy. In this lengthy article, the authors talkmuch about the model of the EU and how it is working for their countriesor lack thereof, this idea of trying to grasp of how government can begreater than a country. They also dice into the area of Brazil, Mercosur,where many efforts have been made to better the area, but partnerships arehard. They say a lot of the economic partnerships have failed and the IMFcannot keep up with the expenses of some militaries. The area is justdriven home that a lot of partnerships to bring back money into areas isfaltering and globization is not reach the smaller countries enough. “Allgroups and associations are assumed to have a capacity forself-determination. The defense of self-determination, the creation of acommon structure of political”. This is what the article tries to conveythroughout the reading. That globization is just self determination on aglobal scale. It networks overlapping with each other and creating bondsthat become an integral part of daily life throughout not just the thirdworld, but the whole world.
I think this article was fantastic as is analyzed that global spectrum ona political level. Think we are headed towards a political glo0balgovernment, but will tell. I hope that this article can be seen as justa measure of how certain areas of the world are doing, because I did not find this to be overwhelming true throughout the article.
I wish he would have studies more world groups, and taking more out anoutsiders approach, however I thought it was detailed enough, I thinkmore analyzing of the certain orders and countries could have done thearticle well.