“Contemporary States and the Crisis of the Western Order”, edited by Marek Aleksander Cichocki (Natolin European Centre, Poland)

The current crisis cannot be referred only to the liberal concept of globalisation. It is also a crisis of a certain model and ideas of order, which – as a result of the financial and migration crisis in Europe – were invalidated by reality and must be reconsidered. What is the behaviour of European countries in this context?

The aim of this publication is to present how contemporary European states attempt to be active actors, responding to the crisis of the international order, in divergent and sometimes contradictory ways. This phenomenon inevitably leads to the undermining of many existing cooperation mechanisms, but on the other hand, it also reveals the limitations in terms of the state actions.

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