The essay traces back the birth and the evolution of the political and economic strategies which, from 1492 – that is, from the first globalization on – brought to the present configuration of the relations between Countries, hierarchically acknowledged as subordinate and dominant, peripheral and central. Switching from theoretical discussion to empirical analysis, Gullo writes a brief account of how dominant Nations built their power. According to the author, the key factors for emancipation are technology, industrialization, resources control, and an appropriate push from the government. But there is another essential factor: it’s the insubordinación fundante, a process which can be identified with the rebellion of the American ex-British colonies against the motherland; with that insurrection, the power of United States was founded.
Gullo writes from the periphery, and from there he offers his thoughts as a mean to get out of this subjection. This decentralized point of view is the trademark of his categories, as well as being the element that makes this essay stand out among other International Relations studies.
Marcelo Gullo was born in Argentina. He is a graduate in Political Science from the National University of Rosario, in International Studies from the Madrid Diplomatc School, PH.D in Political Science University of El Salvador, and holds a master’s in International Relation at the Institut Universitarie de Hautes Études Internationales, University of Geneva. He is author pf “Argentina-Brasil. La gran opportunidad” and “La insubordinación fundante, breve historia de la construcción del poder de las naciones”.
Anna Boccuti, PhD in American Studies, is a researcher in Latina American Language and Literature at the University of Turin. She is now studyind the Rioplatense literature.
Editor, Claudio Ongaro Haelterman, Professor of Latin American Philosophy and Contemporary Aesthetics at the ’National University of Buenos Aires and University National Art Institute Argentina, Academic Advisor of Special Projects of National Culture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of ’Argentina, member of the International Foundation Leopoldo Marechal, member of Italian Association of Ibero-American Studies.