The Formation of Globalized Political Cultures

Monday, 11 July 2016: 16:00
Location: Hörsaal 6D P (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
Oral Presentation
Flaminia SACCA, DEIM, Tuscia University, Viterbo, Italy
While economic globalization dynamics weaken nation-states governments and politics,  snatching slices of their decisional power away, the very information technologies that make global markets a reality, also favour the rise of a global public opinion that is slowly turning into a global political culture. A global public opinion that is starting to occasionally become active, organizing itself in order to exercise an influence on local, national and on international policies. If we think about it that’s the very meaning of globalization itself according to Ulrich Beck (1999): globalization is not the end of politics but the setting of politics outside the nation-state categories and even outside the traditional schemes assigning political or non political meaning to roles and actions. A new political culture that needs to be constantly redefined as we will analyze in this paper.