Some Remarks to the Future- Power and Political Economy Aspects

Rolf Hepp


Local experience and globality can be deciphered as levels of experience in social life. Arnold Gehlen has already pointed out that experiences taken outside of the local context in terms of space and time determine the local context. This also means that Europe cannot design the future on its own initiative and independently, but is shaped by developments in the transatlantic and Asia-Pacific region. This applies equally to the economic, welfare state, as well as social relations and the social context, since neo-liberalism develops massive pressure to dismantle the social state through ideologically oriented interpretations of globalization.

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