Géopolitique

Cette page regroupe l'ensemble des publications de Futuribles sur cette thématique (Vigie, revue, bibliographie, études, etc.)

Revue

Géopolitique

India, China and Japan: The Future of Asian Power

On 12 October 2007, a conference was held in Paris on the theme "India 2025: Possible Scenarios, and Issues for France and Europe". It was organized by the Institut des hautes études de défense nationale and the "Asia 21" group (Futuribles International). Among the ranges of questions considered were the geopolitical changes in India, which include the development of relations between that country and its two great Asian neighbours, China and Japan. Isabelle Saint-Mézard, who covered this issue in the "India 2025" conference, broadly restates here her analysis of the triangular relationship between India, China and Japan and of the prospective development of that relationship over the next 15-20 years.
After outlining the factors that make for increasing interdependence between these three countries (among them, openness to international trade, energy supply and security issues), she analyses the rapprochement between China and India that has been developing for some years and its potentially lasting character. She then studies relations between India and Japan, which are essentially economic and less developed than with China, but likely to strengthen, particularly at the political and geopolitical levels, most notably to counter their neighbour China, if that country were to assume too great an influence in Asia. As Isabelle Saint-Mézard stresses in conclusion, the relations between these three Asian giants will doubtless increase in complexity, including both competitive and cooperative aspects. Those relations will depend on each country's desire to maintain the regional status quo, the positioning of China being particularly significant in this regard.

Revue

Géopolitique

India, China and Japan: The Future of Asian Power

On 12 October 2007, a conference was held in Paris on the theme "India 2025: Possible Scenarios, and Issues for France and Europe". It was organized by the Institut des hautes études de défense nationale and the "Asia 21" group (Futuribles International). Among the ranges of questions considered were the geopolitical changes in India, which include the development of relations between that country and its two great Asian neighbours, China and Japan. Isabelle Saint-Mézard, who covered this issue in the "India 2025" conference, broadly restates here her analysis of the triangular relationship between India, China and Japan and of the prospective development of that relationship over the next 15-20 years.
After outlining the factors that make for increasing interdependence between these three countries (among them, openness to international trade, energy supply and security issues), she analyses the rapprochement between China and India that has been developing for some years and its potentially lasting character. She then studies relations between India and Japan, which are essentially economic and less developed than with China, but likely to strengthen, particularly at the political and geopolitical levels, most notably to counter their neighbour China, if that country were to assume too great an influence in Asia. As Isabelle Saint-Mézard stresses in conclusion, the relations between these three Asian giants will doubtless increase in complexity, including both competitive and cooperative aspects. Those relations will depend on each country's desire to maintain the regional status quo, the positioning of China being particularly significant in this regard.

Tribune européenne

Géopolitique - Institutions

Europe and Referenda

Jean-François Drevet devotes this month's European column to the use of referenda by member states for ratifying treaties or treaty changes decided by the European Union. As he shows, there are a number of stumbling blocks on the referendum route in Europe: the subjects to be voted on may be worded in too complex a fashion; the piecemeal construction of Europe involves frequent treaty changes; the unanimity rule poses problems; and the topics put to a referendum may be hi-jacked by national political issues. Since Ireland is the only country required by its constitution to submit such matters to a referendum, it is not clear that this is the most appropriate way, in the current context, to achieve the ratification of European treaties in the other member states.

Bibliography

Géopolitique - Ressources naturelles, énergie, environnement

Greening Economic Growth. Towards a Global Strategy for Europe

Après avoir étudié, en 2007, les rapports des Européens avec la mondialisation, Fondapol s?intéresse ici à la capacité de l?Union européenne (UE) à orienter la mondialisation vers le respect de l?environnement et la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique. Cette étude examine également les mesures mises en place par les autres grandes puissances mondiales, à savoir les États-Unis, la Chine et l?Inde, qui sont à la fois les principaux partenaires commerciaux de l?UE et les plus ...

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Bibliography

Géopolitique

The Future of North America 2025 : Outlook and Recommendations

Si les États-Unis, le Canada et le Mexique sont souvent regroupés sous la notion géographique, et parfois économique, d?« Amérique du Nord », leur coopération porte rarement sur la définition de problématiques et d?enjeux communs à moyen-long terme. C?est pourquoi cet ouvrage (le résultat de plusieurs années de travaux communs d?institutions et d?experts des trois pays concernés) propose véritablement d?envisager ce que pourrait être l?avenir commun de ces trois pays à l?horizon 2025, tout ...

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Bibliography

Géopolitique - Population

Global Trends 2025 : A Transformed World

Le National Intelligence Council américain (NIC) vient de publier Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World, qui constitue le quatrième opus de sa série de rapports de prospective. Le NIC, organisme rattaché directement au « Director of National Intelligence », est chargé de fournir à celui-ci et aux décideurs de haut niveau (en particulier le président des États-Unis) des analyses de moyen et long termes sur la politique étrangère et de sécurité nationale à partir de l'ensemble des moyens de la communauté ...

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Revue

Géopolitique - Population - Société, modes de vie

European Youth's Values and Lifestyles. An Analysis of a Survey conducted in 17 Countries

Having surveyed trends in the values of Scandinavian youth for more than 10 years, Kairos Future has extended its field of study to the youth of 17 - mostly European - countries. In this article, the authors present the broad conclusions of that study of European youth within the contemporary international context. They stress the fact that the characteristics observed may not perhaps be peculiar to this period of life (the "life-cycle" effect), but could herald longer-term developments in ways of life, consumption patterns or modes of working.
After reviewing general tendencies in the development of values in Europe, the authors present the current dominant trends in young Europeans' life choices. These include greater significance accorded to personal fulfilment, and the increased importance of status, money and celebrity. Specifying the features peculiar to each nation, the authors go on to develop the following themes: the development of the work-life balance, the interest in study and entrepreneurship, the desire to start a family, young people's optimism about their futures, increasing individualism against a background of international concerns (with respect, for example, to the environment), etc.
Lastly, they analyse elements that indicate a common identity among young people at the European, Asian and world levels. Such elements definitely exist, but doubtless not yet to a sufficient degree to speak of the existence of a European, Asian or global youth identity.

Revue

Économie, emploi - Géopolitique - Société, modes de vie

Europeans and Globalization

The phenomenon of globalization (of trade, securities etc.) is not a recent one, but the use of the actual term has increased enormously over the last 15 years, with varying connotations depending on the country and the commentator. What is the attitude to globalization in Europe, a distinctive kind of region, since it is integrated economically and, at least in part, politically?
Basing their arguments on the findings of a recent survey, Elvire Fabry and Frédéric Allemand present the general perception Europeans have of globalization, depending on country of origin and also on age. They show that Europeans share quite a similar view of the phenomenon, regarding it as synonymous with increased trading relations between member states and greater mobility within the Union. They do not find any major distinctions in attitudes to globalization between the different age groups, though young people turn out to be a little more optimistic than their elders. They also analyse its place in public debate (the Left/Right divide, the influence of civil society), mentioning the particular positions of France and Germany, countries with a distinctly greater awareness of the subject. Lastly, they discuss a feature that is dominant in Europe where globalization is concerned: the call for regulation against a background of the strengthening of regional solidarities but not of protectionism.

Bibliography

Économie, emploi - Géopolitique

Future Skill Needs in Europe : Medium-term Forecast

Le CEDEFOP présente ses premières prévisions concernant les besoins en compétences à l'horizon de 2015 dans 25 États membres de l'Union européenne (la Bulgarie et la Roumanie n'ont pas été prises en compte), ainsi que la Norvège et la Suisse. L'étude arrive à la conclusion que la demande en compétences et en qualifications augmentera dans la plupart des domaines professionnels, y compris dans les emplois peu qualifiés, en raison du développement croissant du secteur des services ...

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Bibliography

Géopolitique - Ressources naturelles, énergie, environnement

Low Carbon, High Growth : Latin American Responses to Climate Change

Le titre de ce rapport de la Banque mondiale est en partie trompeur, puisqu'il constitue moins une recension de « bonnes pratiques » latino-américaines qu'une étude des dangers auxquels le changement climatique expose l'Amérique latine et, partant, une liste de recommandations pour y faire face. L'Amérique latine et les Caraïbes ne seront pas épargnés par le changement climatique, qui risque en particulier de menacer la richesse de la biodiversité et la productivité agricole. La nature et l'ampleur ...

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Chapitre Géopolitique

Ce chapitre est extrait du Rapport Vigie 2016 de Futuribles International, qui propose un panorama structuré des connaissances et des incertitudes des experts que l'association a mobilisés pour explorer les évolutions des 15 à 35 prochaines années sur 11 thématiques.