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Book launch [in Greek]: The End of the Great Deviation: From Ukraine and the pandemic to the shaping of the new global order
April 25 // 19:00 – 21:00 EEST
mέta, the Centre for Postcapitalist Civilisation, and Topos Books invite you to the book launch of “The End of the Great Deviation: From Ukraine and the pandemic to the shaping of the new global order” by Dimitris V. Peponis (Topos Books, Series: mέta).
- Costas Isychos, former Deputy Minister of Defence.
- Vivi D. Kefala, Professor of International Relations, University of the Aegean, Greece.
- Kostas Koutsourelis, author, Neo Planodion
- Nikos Xydakis, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Sotiris Roussos, Professor of International Relations, University of the Peloponnese
mέta’s Press Officer Kostas Raptis will host the event. The author, Dimitris V. Peponis, and the book’s co-editor & research director at mέta, Sotiris Mitralexis, will offer a comment.
A few lines on the book:
What kind of world will we live in? What era is dawning before us?
We are living through the sunset of a world order and the dawn of a new macro-historical cycle.
Taking the war in Ukraine and the crisis of the pandemic as its starting point, the book outlines the shaping of a new global order and discusses the completion of three different and partly overlapping historical cycles: the post-Cold War order (1991-), the post-war world (1945-) and a great era of human history (19th century-), the ‘Age of the Great Deviation’. By the middle of the 21st century, and with 2037 as a landmark year, the three historical cycles that have defined the metamorphoses of order during the last two centuries will have been completed: the Great Deviation will expire.
From history to political geography, from the completion of the American hegemonic period to the return of Asia, from technology to demography, and from modernity to postsecularism, this book attempts a long-range dissection of developments, with the aim of providing a tool for understanding the world-historical changes taking place on the cusp of the end of an era and the beginning of a new macro-historical cycle.
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