ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Europe as 'Vanishing Mediator' in New World Order

Two of the significant coordinates of Etienne Balibar's model for global security are: democratisation of the Islamic world, and, the creation of the European-Mediterranean ensemble for 'collective security'. These seem implicitly to collapse into Eurocentrism with its own 'forms' of rationality which by its very definition positions cultural, racial and religious others in marginalised ways. How does one retain democratic and dialogic principles that cut across cultures as a way of opposing the instrumental logic of domination and oppression without being implicated in colonial or missionary ways of thinking?

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