The Nation State and Beyond

Governing Globalization Processes in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

  • Isabella Löhr
  • Roland Wenzlhuemer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Economies

  3. Technologies

  4. Education

  5. Borders

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 257-260

About this book


The history of globalization is anything but a no-frills affair that moves smoothly along a clear-cut, unidirectional path of development, eventually leading to seamless global integration. Accordingly, scholarship in the social sciences has increasingly argued against equating the history of globalization processes and transcultural entanglements with the master narrative of the gradual homogenization of the world. Examining the shifting patterns of global connections has, therefore, become the main challenge for all those who seek to understand the past, the present and the future of modern societies. And this challenge includes finding a place for the nation state. The studies presented here argue that looking at the nation state from the perspective of global entanglements opens the door for its interpretation as a dynamic and multi-layered structure that takes part in globalization processes and plays various and at times even contradictory roles at the same time.


Global Networks Globalization Governance International Economic Relations Nation State Transnationalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Isabella Löhr
    • 1
  • Roland Wenzlhuemer
    • 2
  1. 1., History DepartmentHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2., EXC "Asia and Europe"Karl Jaspers CentreHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32933-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32934-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-656X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-6578
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