About the Author
Jean-Marie Guéhenno is the chairman of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale in Paris. He has been head of the policy planning staff in the French foreign ministry and France’s ambassador to the Western European Union. He is the author of La fin de la démocratie (published in English in 1995 under the title The End of the Nation-State). An earlier version of this essay was presented at a June 1998 conference in Warsaw on “International Relations and Democracy,” cosponsored by the International Forum for Democratic Studies, the Stefan Batory Foundation (Warsaw), and the Institute for National Policy Research (Taipei). The views expressed in this article are solely his own.