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p. 624. The political dimension of globalizationlocked

  • Manfred B. Steger


Political globalization refers to the intensification and expansion of political interrelations across the globe. ‘The political dimension of globalization’ considers how these processes raise an important set of political issues pertaining to the principle of state sovereignty, the growing impact of intergovernmental organizations, and the future prospects for regional and global governance, global migration flows, and environmental policies affecting our planet. Contemporary globalization has led to a permeation of the traditional territorial borders of nation-states and fostered the growth of supraterritorial social spaces and institutions that, in turn, unsettle both familiar political arrangements and cultural traditions. Will the final outcome of political globalization be the emergence of a ‘cosmopolitan democracy’?

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