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State, Power and Global Order

Rosenboim, O. ORCID: 0000-0002-3764-2133 (2019). State, Power and Global Order. International Relations, 33(2), pp. 229-245. doi: 10.1177/0047117819840803


This article examines the evolution of international thought through the notion of ‘political space’. It focuses on two important domains of international politics, the nation-state and the global, to reflect on the discipline’s spatial categories. Since its inception, the concept of the nationstate has dominated mainstream International Relations (IR) theory. Yet an investigation of how international order has been theorised over IR’s first century shows that this era has also been defined by globalist visions of political order. This study reviews the interplay of the state and the global sphere, using Barbara Ward’s analysis of equality and development to shed light on the interplay of the global and the national spaces. Nowadays, globalization is sometimes seen as the apex of the historical interplay of particularity and universality. The progression towards global political and economic order, however, is today undermined by the resurgence of statecentric political nationalism which seeks to challenge the legitimacy of the global political space.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Rosenboim, O. (2018). State, Power and Global Order. International Relations. Copyright © 2019 The Author(s). DOI: 10.1177/0047117819840803.
Publisher Keywords: Globalization; Nationalism; Globalism; International Order; International Relations; State
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > International Politics
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