Susan Strange. “The Erosion of the State”, Current History , vol. 96, November 1997 . Main argument. Two “anti-globalization” schools: “Globaloney” school: denies the very existence of globalization.
“The Erosion of the State”, Current History, vol. 96, November 1997
Two “anti-globalization” schools:
Primarily associated with discipline of international relations, which grew and matured around the theme, “Why do states make war?”. Have not adapted to post-statist international system. They are wrong; globalization is real because of;
This school acknowledges globalization as reality, but urges resistance to it; there are really three core problems they see as being embodied in the globalization phenomenon;
Two factors account for globalization;
Both of these factors go back at least 200 years…
“Globalization” refers to the relatively recent acceleration in the pace of these two phenomena. Two additional factors explain this:
The “new diplomacy” (a term coined by Strange and Stopford) refers to the importance of state-firm or firm-firm relations in the modern world; put another way, part of the erosion of the state is its inability to make uncontested and binding (sovereign) decisions.
Thus the power of the state has been eroded in three key areas, according to Strange;