Nation States Vs. Transnational Corporations
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The paper argues that some nation states are still the most powerful actors in global politics, although the prodigious growth of transnational corporations (TNCs) are eroding the power and sovereignty of many of the less developed nation states. The paper utilizes the USA as an example of a state that remains a powerful actor. The paper concludes, however, that given the powerful economic forces that seem to be moulding current events, it is possible that this will not last forever.
From the Paper:"The question of who holds the power in global politics is clearly of pressing interest and concern, as it is the holders of power who will decide the future of our planet. For example, to take the most obvious and pressing current problem: who will decide what our actions should be on global warming? Will it be democratically elected governments of nation states, who have a mandate to protect the best interests of all their citizens? Or will it be TNCs, which have only one mandate - that is, to make as much money as possible? If it is the latter, then our world is in serious trouble, because the best interests of profiteering and the best interests of our planet's ecology are directly at odds with one another. One cannot prosper without the other suffering, and vice versa - at least, not with our existing technologies (Ellwood)."
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