Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals is 40 years old in 2023, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of CIDOB itself. With that in mind, we are publishing this special issue of our journal, entitled “The international order: more geopolitical or more plural?” It offers a close-up view of the current state of the paradigm shift in international relations. The monograph opens with a review of the development of this area of study over the last four decades. It goes on to explore aspects such as the crisis of democracy and of the liberal international order, the geopolitical rivalry between the United States and China, the reshaping of global value chains, the climate agenda, tech diplomacy, and the Asian outlook on the international order, as well as the concept of “planetary politics” and the influence of cities as international actors. In the appendix, an infographic charts the journal’s development over its 40-year history.
Order in transition and rules under challenge
Democracy, global order and the war in Ukraine
Alicia García Herrero
Reshuffling of global value chains: United States-China rivalry and the role of the EU
Technology diplomacy for the digital era
Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook
The networked power of urban diplomacy in global governance
Book reviews (subjects)
Thinking about the world, embracing the world
Inés Arco Escriche
Rethinking international law through feminism in “posthuman” times
Claudia Rives Casanova
China Ltd: a new state model for the world?
Why do some people go into politics and others don’t?
Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals (1982/3-2023)