Globalization, Regionalization and Stateness

  • Thomas MeyerEmail author
Part of the United Nations University Series on Regionalism book series (UNSR, volume 5)


To the degree to which politics is a process of implementing and guaranteeing rights, it remains, of necessity, dependent and some form of state power. The persistence of the nation state, the emergence of a new type of a regional state in Europe and a global order with some features of stateness are not in contraction with each other. Their interrelations are an expression of the ongoing transformation of stateness. The post-Westphalian nation state is in some crucial respects still a state and in others one of the key constituents of new types of transnational stateness. Stateness as such is not replaced by governance without government or network regulation. It is rather undergoing an open process of national, regional and global reorganization. It may become diffuse and overlapping in many respects, but the new global architecture nonetheless contains or recreates also certain well-organized core locations of state power at all three levels: global, regional and national. Without such reorganized pattern of stateness, governance in a globalized world could not be made effective.


Civil Society Global Governance Globalized World Democratic Accountability Multilevel Governance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of DortmundDortmundGermany
  2. 2.Friedrich-Ebert StiftungBonn-BerlinGermany
  3. 3.Neue GesellschaftBerlinGermany

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