The Changing Role of Nation-state

Yongxiu Zhou


As the process of globalisation and the development of ICT accelerate, the role of nation-state is changing dramatically in that their rules of sovereignty are “increasingly more conditional, negotiable, and complex”. But there is little evidence that nation-state is diminishing, being converged into supra-nation or diverged into sub-nation. Nationalism, which is always fluctuating with the historical tides, has been well alive in its new disguise.

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