Contemporary globalization is transforming and undermining the role of the nation-state, causing it to lose its grip on both the national economy and identity. This is a penetrating analysis of this phenomenon and an explorationn of how governments - national, regional, local, global city-regions - can respond.
This original selection of essays discusses the impact of globalization on nation-states and the international system, the consequent political and sociological fragmentation of nations, and the rise of multiple identities within those nations. These essays uniquely investigate the dramatic effect of globalization on governance, outlining how sub-state 'governments' have now become international actors.
This volume delivers a key insight into the way globalization is reshaping political relationships, and will be of interest to students of politics, international studies and globalization.