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Globalization and the National Security State

T.V. Paul and Norrin Ripsman


In the past two decades, many have posited a correlation between the spread of globalization and the decline of the nation-state. In the realm of national security, advocates of the globalization thesis have argued that states' power has diminished relative to transnational governmental institutions, NGOs, and transnational capitalism. Initially, they pointed to declines in both global military spending (which has risen dramatically in recent years) and interstate war. But are these trends really indicative of the decline of nation-state's role as a guarantor of national security? This book te ... More

Keywords: globalization, nation-state, national security, transnational, NGOs, capitalism, military spending, interstate war, Cold War, EU

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195393903
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393903.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

T.V. Paul, author
McGill University
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Norrin Ripsman, author
Concordia University (Montreal)
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