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Single Idea 20086

[catalogued under 25. Society / B. The State / 2. State Legitimacy / a. Sovereignty]

Full Idea

In the twenty-first century, sovereignty, once the basis of the nation state, has become a relative concept. ...Powerlessness is the key word of our time.

Gist of Idea

Nowadays sovereignty (once the basis of a state) has become relative

Source

David van Reybrouck (Against Elections [2013], 1 'Crisis')

Book Reference

Reybrouck,David van: 'Against Elections', ed/tr. Waters,Liz [Bodley Head 2016], p.12


A Reaction

The point is that nation states now have limited power, in the face of larger unions, multinational companies, and global problems.