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Economic Dynamics and Sustainable Development – Resources, Factors, Structures and Policies

Proceedings ESPERA 2015 – Part 1 and Part 2

Edited By Luminita Chivu, Constantin Ciutacu, Valeriu Ioan-Franc and Jean-Vasile Andrei

The book is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Romanian Academy. It contains the most valuable 100 papers presented at the International Conference «Economic Scientific Research – Theoretical, Empirical and Practical Approaches» (ESPERA 2015). The event is initiated annually by the National Institute for Economic Research «Costin C. Kirițescu» of the Romanian Academy. ESPERA aim to present and evaluate the economic scientific research portfolio as well as to argue and substantiate development strategies, including European and global best practices. ESPERA intend to become a scientific support for the conceptualization and the establishment of policies and strategies and to provide a systematic, permanent, wide and challenging dialogue within the European area of economic and social research.

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Nation, Communitarism, Peace and Globalisation: A Vulnerable Relationship (Dan Popescu)

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Dan Popescu1

Nation, Communitarism, Peace and Globalisation: A Vulnerable Relationship

Abstract: Nations are mainly evolutive categories rather than natural creations. National movements, determined by invoking common past ideals, produced a national conscience which, in turn, shaped the nation further. The nation-state principle was imposed for a long period in the 20th century along with “decolonisation”. A social and solidary economy (not excluding profit) was increasingly accepted. Education and the economy became essential factors of peace. Soon problems occurred. In extreme conditions, nationalist parties received more and more votes. Therefore, “nationals” came up against “globalists?” But we can hardly accept this adversity. Globalisation should be beneficial to the whole world, and we should avoid considering it as a synonym for a lack of patriotism. It is a dynamic process that indicates the direction of the world’s evolution.

Keywords: General Economics, International Economics General, Globalisation, Economic Systems, Cultural Economics, National Government, Public Economics.

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