A Borderless World?
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The paper shows how many nation-states have lost some autonomy and the massive changes of globalization have blurred the borders of nation-states. The paper contends, however, that it is inaccurate to state that the obsolescence of the nation-state has rendered the world borderless. The paper maintains that despite global economic changes, political, cultural and historical factors will continue to bolster the nation-state, so that national borders will not be disappearing in the foreseeable future.
From the Paper:"There has been a great deal of debate in recent years about globalization. Does it really exist? And if so, how pervasive is it? Is it reversible, or has it now become both irreversible and hegemonic? These debates embrace considerations of both economic and political globalization, although of course it must be borne in mind that the two are inextricably intertwined. When it comes to political globalization, Steger points out that much discussion is concerned with "the weighing of conflicting evidence with regard to the fate of the modern nation-state" (28). This is because globalization is widely assumed to be a threat to the continued sovereignty, autonomy and influence of the nation-state. In the same vein, many scholars see international economic forces as a form of economic globalization that could lead to the end of the nation-state as a meaningful economic unit. Moreover, for those who see economics as the primary force determining human society and history, this would also mean the end of the nation-state as a meaningful political and social unit."
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