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The relevance of the state in a globalizing world


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Abstract: The state has until now been the main governing institution of modern society. However, in a globalising world the role of the state is experiencing some contradictory trends. On the one hand, the rise of multinationals (the so-called “footloose” capitals), the increase in international labour migration, and the proliferation of transnational civil networks have eroded the conventional boundary and jurisdiction of the state. On the other hand, the global financial crisis, widespread market failure, the global environmental challenge, and conflicts over natural resource exploitation have highlighted the relevance of the state in dealing with collective action problems. In these circumstances, what will be the future role of the state? Should the state be strengthened as a strong actor or should it be reduced to become a caretaker? , The state has until now been the main governing institution of modern society. However, in a globalising world the role of the state is experiencing some contradictory trends. On the one hand, the rise of multinationals (the so-called “footloose” capitals), the increase in international labour migration, and the proliferation of transnational civil networks have eroded the conventional boundary and jurisdiction of the state. On the other hand, the global financial crisis, widespread market failure, the global environmental challenge, and conflicts over natural resource exploitation have highlighted the relevance of the state in dealing with collective action problems. In these circumstances, what will be the future role of the state? Should the state be strengthened as a strong actor or should it be reduced to become a caretaker?
Authors: Ngo, T.-W. , Ngo, T.-W.
Series Title: SID-NL Lecture Series 2011-2012 : “The State in a Globalizing World. Problematic, yet indispensable” , SID-NL Lecture Series 2011-2012 : “The State in a Globalizing World. Problematic, yet indispensable”
Category: General , General
Keywords: globalization , governance , political conditions , globalization , governance , political conditions
Language: eng , eng
Organization: SID NL - Society for International Development Netherlands Chapter , SID NL - Society for International Development Netherlands Chapter
PAGE: 3 , 3
Place: [The Hague] , [The Hague]
Publisher: SID NL , SID NL
Year: 2012 , 2012
Region: Global , Global
Right: © 2012 SID NL , © 2012 SID NL
Subject: Social and Political Change , Social and Political Change
Title: The relevance of the state in a globalizing world , The relevance of the state in a globalizing world