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1 Week 5 Oct 8 Tut 2H03 [email protected] KTH 520 Thurs 4:30-5:30 Week 4 readings highlight Debate Polycentrism has eroded state sovereignty and therefore states don’t matter anymore. Welfare state has downward pressure so difficult to provide social security due to globalization pressures. Intl finance affected by political world Stateism has been in decline. EU govt to make passport, currency etc.. Greece in trouble in part due to spread of intl market. Declining role of welfare state retrenchment..cut social IMF, WB ..conditioned on hard for states to act freely To remain competitive on global scale, adhere to mnc’s etc. -- States can decide which state to join or back up State power cannot be absolute..always problems within state nation to represent their citizens Rebuttal...greece needed to be bailed out by other states States active in ie Iraq Russia and china investing in Africa Ind nation state not afraid to make decisions 2 Welfare state not completely retrenched ie scandinavia invests heavily in their social programs -- One state is directed by another state if same currency..but has no input on that state States still matter. Stateism is imp in intl relations. Stateism a bit transforms but polycentrism overemphasized. Some countries are increasing welfare state and expenditures. State is influenced by intl finance. Its states choice to be involved in intl affairs. State intervenes in ntl issues. Eg us shut down Nationalism, cultural identity States are still relevant. Can control trade. Un cannot enforce State to state connections...pressure...states can bail out Invid states have own military Other grps affect states ie Al Qaeda Polycentrism is the principle of organization of a region around several political, social or financial centres. Examples of polycentric citi
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