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COLLECTIONPublished articles
TITLEUs and Them: A Study of Alienation and World Order
AUTHOR 1Charles O. Lerche
DATE_THIS1994
VOLUME5:4
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PAGE_RANGE17-31
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
CITY_THISOttawa, ON
ABSTRACTThe division of the world into mutually exclusive identity groups and its implications for international affairs; alienation and estrangement as useful tools; the Bahá'í model of world unity and world civilization; the phenomenon of European integration.
NOTES See also journal.bahaistudies.ca/online/issue/archive. See also original scan.
TAGS- Europe; Alienation; History (general); Integration and disintegration; Unity; World order
 
CONTENT
About: This article focuses on the division of the world into mutually exclusive identity groups and its implication for international affairs. To this end, the concepts of alienation and estrangement are developed as useful analytical tools, and the sources of alienation and estrangement in the state system are discussed. The Bahá'í model of world unity and world civilization is presented as a value system that specifically highlights the need to overcome divisions in global society. Lastly, the concepts developed are employed to assess the phenomenon of European integration.
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LANG THISEnglish
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