DA3883 The Rise, Transformation and Future of the Nation-State System

This course provides students with a broad overview of the rise, proliferation, and possible fall of the major international organizing tool of the modern era: the nation-state. The course examines the rise of the nation-state in Europe, focusing on the specific political and economic factors that shaped the nation-state; the adoption of the nation-state system around the world, where it did not emerge organically; and the possible decline of the nation-state in the age of globalization. Does globalization mean the end of the nation-state, and if so, what kinds of organizational arrangements are likely to compete with and perhaps replace the nation-state? Prerequisite: None.

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