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Question: To what extent has the sovereignty of the nation-state been undermined by globalisation?

Answer: This essay examines effects of globalisation on sovereignty of nation-states based on globalisation to an extent showing how, although the nation-state’s authority and power is eroded, overall effects are not as large as some imagine. Within this argument inequalities of world power distribution and continuing dominance by powerful nation-states will be highlighted. A nation-state is as an area with robustly defined borders separating it from other states, has common internal laws and rules, exercises authority and wields power inside these borders, accepting no external influence, and claims autonomous right to rule itself and its people. This right constitutes its sovereignty. Globalisation is a modern-day (last 25 years) phenomenon with multidimensional processes. Its everyday influence permeates cultural, political, and economic social relations with roots in economic liberalism id...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Politics
  • Course: Politics
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 1700
  • Date submitted: January 25, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 330

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