In his book, Rupture, the Spanish sociologist Manuel Castells argues that what we are witnessing today is not some normal turn of political cycles, but an historic rupture of the institutional relationship between the governing and the governed in liberal democracies.






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  • Continuing engagement with the United States and China without “taking sides”;
    * Bandwagoning with either the United States or China;
    * Increased suspicions among some countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines) and other middle powers (Australia, India, South Korea) of both the United…

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