By shrinking the world (globalization) and diminishing the salience of national borders, these imperatives have achieved a considerable victory over factiousness and particularism. The market imperative avouches that all national economies are now vulnerable to the inroads of larger, transnational markets within which trade is free, currencies are convertible, access to banking is open and contracts are enforceable under the law. The aforementioned is the basis for the groundwork of the European Union ensconced with all the hopes and pride of rising united Western Europe; however, the utopia they sought is slowly vanishing. The hope of the European Un...
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...ern Europe is globalization and an analysis of Barber’s three imperatives clearly demonstrates the phenomenon is degrading the security of the region. Although not an all-inclusive list, the imperatives Barber describes in his article capture the essence of the European crisis perfectly. The refugees crisis serving as resource imperative for those that have and those that need coupled with the open borders of the altruistic desires of the EU have created a security dilemma of epic proportions. The economic crisis of the EU, through the imperatives, demonstrates that leaders with the union, if unchecked, can destroy the very fiber and security of the union through economic malfeasance. The economic crisis coupled with the technological gap has created a vacuum in Europe that is shaking the very foundation of the union and its future and strength are in question.
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