Accession Number:

ADA415876

Title:

Globalization and State Soverignty

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The nation-state, the basis of international relations and main framework for the existence and exercise of sovereignty and democracy of modern-day human communities, has been challenged by the phenomenon of globalization. Unprecedented changes in communications, transportation, and computer technology have given new impetus to economy. Globalized capital is reorganizing business firms and undermining national politics. Globalization creates vast new markets and gigantic new wealth, as well as widespread suffering, disorder and unrest. Under the condition of globalization, local, national and continental, political, social, and economic space is reformed in a way so that it is no longer necessarily coterminous with established legal and territorial boundaries. Although the nation-state continues to remain as the principal unit of analysis in the changing context of globalization, it now needs to be examined. The proposition that globalization make states unnecessary, is even less credible than the idea that it makes states impotent. The state normally defines identity. A sense of belonging is part of peoples sense of security, and one that most people would not want to give up, even in the age of globalization. Finally, as the world economy continues to integrate and cross-border flows become more important, global governance must be improved. Global governance will come not at the expense of the state but rather as an expression of the interests that the state embodies. As the source of order and basis of governance, the state in future will remain as effective, and will be as essential, as it has ever been.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE