National State In The

Nacionalna država u „zagrljaju“ globalizacijskog levijatana
National State In The "Clutches" Of Globalizational Leviathan

Author(s): Zoran Krstić
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: Globalization; Sovereignization; Democratization; Nation State; Political System; Parties; Governmental and Nongovernmental Organizations; European Union; United Nations

Summary/Abstract: The state is a political community formed by the territorially-defined popula- tion responsible to a single authority. In the narrower sense, the position and role of the state are definable as an internal circle in the image of three concentric circles or- ganized after a Chinese box logic: a) the state, b) the political system, and c) society. The classical definition of the state encompasses three elements: the territory, the population, and the sovereign government. In the narrower, so-called late Weberian sense, the state is an organization of the ruling class having the monopoly of legiti- mate physical coercion. In the narrower organizational sense, the state is an organiza- tion of political stakeholders: political parties, interest groups, pressure groups, politi- cal movements, non-governmental organizations, individual voters, etc. In the nar- rowest, functional-institutional sense, the state is an organization of political power: executive, legislative, and judiciary. The new age, which emerged along with the globalization process, has radically changed the image of the state described above. Instead of the state as sovereign power, we have come to the state with significantly limited government. The globalization wave has brought about the change of the status and role of nation states in the formation of the contemporary global system, in which “supranational” organizations, such as the IMF, World Bank, and the European Union, interfere with internal affairs of sovereign states. The consequence of this process is the reduction of national sovereignty.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 993 - 1009
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Serbian