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L'optimisme est-il le thème pour un scénario de futur de l'espace Méditerranéen ?

Abstract : The revolts, crises, mobs, rebellions, insurrections, revolutions, whatever we call the changes that have happened during the last two years around the Mediterranean have arisen in western world the hope for a "spring" of democracy, with more or less explicit reference to the renewal of Eastern Europe in 1989. After the hopes of spring, most public opinions in northern as well as southern Mediterranean foresee now an autumn of expectancies, if not a winter in certain cases. Nobody has meanwhile talked of a summer. What should reasonably be our mind frame for the purpose of better knowledge and understanding of our common world, the Mediterranean? We organize our reasoning around a few selected issues, which could not be the most salient in the media, but are meaningful when put together in a non-partisan or non-politically correct perspective. The conclusion is that all those prominent issues (and some others like women, education, ecology, etc.) are the bases for discussion across the Mediterranean. Our hypothesis is that, in our century, the course of History may not be the dialectic clash set forth by Hegel. On the contrary globalization and communication may also stand for a new optimism.
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Philippe Dumas. L'optimisme est-il le thème pour un scénario de futur de l'espace Méditerranéen ?. Forum Communication & Entrepreneurship, Intercultural Euro-Mediterranean Center (IEMC) for Unesco, Nov 2012, Chania, Grèce. ⟨sic_00819110⟩



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