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The New Rules of the Game
First broadcast February 2006
Globalisation's new rules, a russian pipeline and anti-globalisation protestors

Over the past decade the term "globalisation" has come to characterise the predominant trend in world affairs.

But what exactly does it mean?

In this three-part series, the BBC's Diplomatic Correspondent Jonathan Marcus explores the fundamental shifts in the global system since the end of the Cold War.

Part Three: The New Rules and Who Makes Them

Jonathan Marcus visits a Russian gas pipeline in Germany and a electricity generating station in Beijing to map out the new power relationships at the start of the 21st century.

He travels to Paris to look at France's failing attempt to remain aloof from the swirling pressures of globalisation.

So if you cannot escape globalisation who really will make the new rules of the game?

Will it be the international lawyers; established institutions like the United Nations; or will it be powerful nation states?

It could be a case of back to the future.


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