1st Edition

Globalization and Self-Determination Is the Nation-State Under Siege?

    372 Pages
    by Routledge

    384 Pages
    by Routledge

    Is the nation state under siege? A common answer is that globalization poses two fundamental threats to state sovereignty. The first concerns the unleashing of centrifugal and centripetal forces - such as increasing market integration and the activities of institutions like the IMF, World Bank, and WTO - that imperil state sovereignty from 'outside' the nation state. The second threat emanates from self-determination movements that jeopardize state sovereignty from 'inside'.

    Rigorously analyzing popular hypotheses on globalization's effect on state sovereignty from a broad social sciences perspective, the authors use empirical evidence to suggest that globalization's multilevel threats to state sovereignty have been overestimated. In most instances globalization is likely to generate pressure for increased government spending while only one form of market integration - foreign direct investment by multinational enterprises - appears to increase any feeling of economic insecurity.

    This volume will be invaluable to course instructors at both graduate and undergraduate levels, policy makers and members of the general public who are concerned about the effects of globalization on the nation-state.

    1. Introduction

    David Cameron, Gustav Ranis and Annalisa Zinn

    2. Trade, Political Institutions, and the Size of Government

    David Cameron and Soo Yeon Kim

    3. Public Opinion, International Economic Integration and the Welfare State

    Kenneth Scheve and Matthew J. Slaughter

    4. Economic Insecurity and the Globalization of Production

    Kenneth Scheve and Matthew J. Slaughter

    5. The International Monetary Fund and the Global Spread of Privatization

    Nancy Brune, Geoffrey Garrett and Bruce Kogut

    6. The MDBs and the Nation-State

    Gustav Ranis

    7. The Political Impact of WTO Membership in Urban China

    Mary C. Cooper and Pierre F. Landry

    8. WTO Trade Negotiations and State Sovereignty

    Philip I. Levy

    9. Globalization and Secession

    Nicholas Sambanis

    10. Economic Integration and Demands for Political Reorganization: Parallel Trends or Causally Linked Processes?

    Annalisa Zinn

    11. Globalization and Ethnonationalist Movements

    Meredith Weiss

    12. Globalization and Fiscal Decentralization

    Geoffrey Garrett and Jonathan Rodden

    13. Recentralizing while Decentralizing

    Jesse C. Ribot, Arun Agrawal and Anne Larson


    David R. Cameron is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Yale Program in European Union Studies at Yale University. Gustav Ranis is the Frank Altschul Professor Emeritus of International Economics at Yale University. Annalisa Zinn is a Ph.D candidate in Political Science at Yale University.