Is the era of the sovereign nation-state coming to a close? As globalization and technology continue to undercut the ability of national governments to control their economies and information flows, some countries are responding by gravitating toward extreme nationalism and strongmen leaders; others are embracing transnational movements as an alternative to national politics. British writer Rana Dasgupta argues that the present international order based on sovereign nation-states is fundamentally at odds with 21st century global realities. In an essay for The Guardian, he calls for a total re-imagining of the global order.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why the present international order is failing,
- Why nation-states have become increasingly weak and ineffective, and
- How a new international order might function.
About the Author
Rana Dasgupta is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His next book, After Nations, will appear in 2019.