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Richard P. Appelbaum, Instructor INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL STUDIES: POLITICS AND ECONOMICS Global 2 Corporate Internationalism and the Future of Democracy
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MUSIC FOR GLOBAL 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4eePiRA Christian Pasquel,  Democracy Is…. (Nepal)
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Government vs. Governance Government:  legitimate use of violence  within a territory (power based on  legitimacy and force) Governance : “managing the system;” the  ordering of power without an overarching  formal system of government international organizations , which, together,  organize and manage relations between  economies and countries – may be global or  regional examples: WTO, UN, G-8, ILO, NAFTA complex: diverse agencies with overlapping  jurisdiction differing resources and competencies,  depending on the agency and the issue
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Nation-States Originated with the Rise of Industrial Capitalism (review)   NATION-STATE:   a single people who  have a common cultural identity  (“nation”),  governed by a political  authority they regard as legitimate  (“state”) nation:   a people who have a common  symbolic identity that is based in a  shared culture, as reflected in a the  same history, language, ethnicity, and  religion state:   a political apparatus  possessing a legitimate (“rightful”)  monopoly over the use of force within  its territory – e.g., a government NATIONAL STATE:   a relatively modern  form of governance in which people of  diverse cultural identities  are subject to a  single government they regard as  legitimate  (Charles Tilly) The Peace of Westphalia (1648)
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The Bastille July 14, 1789
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What Does It take To Be a Modern Nation-State? national sovereignty:  government claims complete and final  authority over its population (control/authority) system of  law,  backed by the  threat of force  (against  domestic &  foreign threats)   citizenship: obligations:  taxes, military service, participation rights and privileges:  civil, social, and political rights national economy  (control over economy, including  currency) culture:  language, symbols, shared values, etc.
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Yet today, are nation- states in decline? nation-states are a bother to the free  flow of business --  borders just get in  the way are they  losing their ability  to  regulate national economies and  provide for social welfare? are the world’s 180+ nation-states  fated to  disappear?  Will there be  some other form of governance in  your lifetimes?
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1. National Defense: Changing role – from external warfare to internal security 2. National Economy: weakening controls 3. National State: decline of state role in providing for social welfare Is State Authority Declining?
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the new warfare:  
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