Tag Archives: John Locke
The Nature of the Nation-State is Changing: Is a Broken Social Contract to Blame?
November 2, 2017 · by Lauren Gagliardi · in US · Leave a comment
When looking at current events it is impossible to ignore the multitude of succession and separatist movements happening across the globe. From the Kurds of Northern Iraq and to the Catalan people of Spain, both have declared independence and seek to operate as states separate from the government authority of Baghdad and Barcelona. Regional powers […]
Our Modern Social Contract Is In Crisis: What Would Thomas Hobbes Say?
October 11, 2017 · by Lauren Gagliardi · in US · Leave a comment
World crises and diplomatic disputes define our current era, one where low impact warfare is used as a main tool to devise political strategy. Soft power politics of diplomatic entanglement are redefining the boundary line of national interests. Up and coming powers are uninterested in following the ideal of democratic norms and instead have found […]