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Chapter 4: The political dimension of globalization Political globalization the intensification & expansion of political interrelations across the globe Important political issues : 1. Principle state of ruling body 2. The growing impact of intergovernmental organizations 3. Future prospects of regional & global governance Political globalization shows politics has evolved beyond the framework of nation-sate 2 assessments 1. Political globalization has brought cultures together by expanding modern social life 2. Political globalization has reduced territorial boundaries by the emergence of new forms of territorialization 3 questions 1. Is it really true that the power of the nation-state has been reduced by massive flows of capital, people, and technology across territorial boundaries? 2. Are the primary causes of these flows to be found in politics or economics? 3. Are we witnessing the emergence of global governance? A. The Modern-Nation State Based on collective identity linked to discrete territorial boundaries “us” vs. “them” Originated when and where? 17 th century, Europe 1648 Peace of Westphalia put an end to religious wars among European powers following the Protestant reformation Westphalian model gradually strengthened a new conception of international law that all states had an equal right to self-determination According to political scientist, David Held, the Westphalian model contained the following essential points: (basic tenets of nation-state model) 1. Sovereign nations recognize no superior authority
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