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The Nation-State and Globalisation. Objectives of Lecture. Critically explore the relationship between the development of the nation-state and capitalism Assess competing explanations of ways in which contemporary processes of globalization are impacting on states . Structure of Lecture.

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Objectives of lecture
Objectives of Lecture

  • Critically explore the relationship between the development of the nation-state and capitalism

  • Assess competing explanations of ways in which contemporary processes of globalization are impacting on states


Structure of lecture
Structure of Lecture

Section One: Exploration of two approaches to understand relationship between Market and the State

Section Two: Analyzes of Contemporary Processes of State Restructuring


Section one two competing accounts of capitalism and nation state
Section One: Two Competing Accounts of Capitalism and Nation-State

  • Liberal understanding of state and market of Cerny and Strange which understands these as distinct entities

  • Open Marxist account of state/market which understands the state as a regulatory agent and manifestation of wider social relations of production


  • Liberal View: Nation-State

  • Relatively simple. State and Market as separate (potentially oppositional) entities.

  • If not a zero sum power game between the two than certainly a balance of power between the two entities



  • Clearest Statement is provided by Susan Strange transnational markets undermines the autonomy and/or effectiveness of national public policy

    “The impersonal forces of world markets, integrated over the postwar period more by private enterprise in finance, industry and trade than by the cooperative decisions of governments, are now more powerful than the states to whom political authority is supposed to belong”


  • Cerny position is more complicated. For Cerny what is in decline is not so much state capacity as state autonomy

  • Increased openness forces shift from welfare to competition state

  • Shift from welfare to enterprise, self-sufficiency to flexible shift to market conditions and macroeconomic to the microeconomic


  • Historical Materialist Approach: decline is not so much state capacity as state autonomy

  • Modern State is a product and reflection of capitalist relations of production

  • Modern State product of absolute property and the division of economic and political





Contemporary processes of state restructuring
Contemporary Processes of State Restructuring influence understanding of contemporary processes there is a least a superficial similarities between the conclusions of certain Marxists and Cerny. But process and history are important.

  • In a sense we need to assess different theories of state transformation through a empirical analyses testing different theories

  • However, there are problems with seeking empirical answers to questions of state transformation through a simple analyse of policy.











  • Regulatory Reform: Relation. Flexibility. Welfare states become tools to promote competitiveness

    Independent regulatory agencies

    Purpose of reform is correct market failures and enhance competition \

    Market based regulation

    Globally recognized regulatory standards



Conclusion
Conclusion either ideological mirage of Globalisation or domestic politics. However, there is no reason to necessarily privilege the spatial nor overstate previous autonomy

  • How we understand the basic relationship between state and market/capital is critical to how we understand globalisation

  • Our answers to the key questions concerning the state almost over determines our answer to subsequent questions concerning welfare etc

  • Difficult questions to reach definite conclusions to!


  • Have a good break! either ideological mirage of Globalisation or domestic politics. However, there is no reason to necessarily privilege the spatial nor overstate previous autonomy


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