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The original state role was created from the Westphalian Model, portraying the state as the highest power with complete sovereignty, with an internal role to provide to and govern for the people of the state and an external role as an actor in world politics; the current role of the state is different politically, socially, technologically and economically. Globalization has changed the role of the state politically because of strengthened interstate relationships and dependence on one another.
This has led to increasingly similar jurisdictions across states and to power being seen as economic rather than political progress Shaw, because states now make political progression and regression together, causing states to become more developmental Heywood, The state role has changed because most states now have high dependence on others.
Britain, along with many other countries, relies on the US as a guiding force because although all states supposedly have sovereignty, they naturally look for authoritative power to lean on. However, this could be seen as positive, as a strong state relies on strong allies.
Terrorism is a new controlling power with its own network system, showing a decrease in the role of the state socially, as people are creating their own authorities to control their people and take over the role of the state. Since the Treaty of Westphalia, state sovereignty has decreased greatly, but now terrorism is possibly having a reverse effect, making our states more like they were originally rather than differing them further. This is a debatable move, as faced with an increasingly powerful network, would we not be stronger if forces were united rather than states separating and standing alone?
The expanding epidemic of AIDs and other deadly diseases due to amplified cross-border movement is a social problem of globalization changing the role of the state.
Our progressively clever world allows barriers between states to be broken through technological globalization Cable, The media is a major factor: worldwide newspapers and television stations are now commonplace, creating the impression of the world being one state and raising awareness of events elsewhere in the world because states are no longer separated.
People are easily contactable across the world, creating stronger relationships between states. Similar to the media, the internet makes information available to everyone so the state does not now need to transfer information to its people.
The global economy has been created by online banking, stock markets and, largely, global franchises. Although these franchises often are stereotypical representations of globalization easily seen around the world — with businesses such as McDonalds coating Asia and uncoiling in Africa — the global franchise system is still overrun by USA origin. Has this form of globalization had a positive impact on states and interstate relationships, or is it just allowing the USA to exercise more economic power over the rest of the world than previously?
The global economy can be viewed positively because it has enhanced trade between states and thus the economy and interstate relations benefit. However, negatively because America is overpowering and other states cannot control their own global companies because they are not in their territories. Globalization has changed the role of the state in many ways: politically through interdependence and independence of states, socially through the problems and threats of terrorism and deadly diseases, technologically through the media and internet and economically through the change from national to global economies.
The state has moved from a controlling to a protecting role internally in facing the problems that globalization has caused, but also from an authoritative to a dependent figure externally between the sovereign state age to current unfailing interdependence.
Globalization is often seen to have lowered the importance of the state, but in the end, the states that will remain the most successful in the face of globalization is those who adapt to the changes their role makes. Baylis, J. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Brown, C. Basingstoke: Macmillan. Cable, V. London: The Royal Institute of Affairs. Held, D. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Kaldor, M. Cambridge: Polity Press. Krasner, S. The MIT Press. Shaw, M. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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He is a research professor of international relations at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals , emeritus professor of international relations and politics at Sussex University and a professorial fellow in international relations and human rights at Roehampton University. Shaw also entered debates in international relations, with his co-edited book State and Society in International Relations and his books Global Society and International Relations  and Theory of the Global State: Globality as Unfinished Revolution. Shaw was appointed a lecturer in sociology at the University of Durham —72 and was lecturer, senior lecturer and reader in sociology at the University of Hull —94 before becoming professor of international and political sociology The following year Shaw moved to a chair of international relations and politics at the University of Sussex , where he became a research professor in He was active in European Nuclear Disarmament —85 and a member of its national committee, as well as in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. He criticised what he saw as the passivity of the political left in the face of the genocidal wars in Bosnia —95 and Kosovo — He continues his political commentary by writing for the website openDemocracy.
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The original state role was created from the Westphalian Model, portraying the state as the highest power with complete sovereignty, with an internal role to provide to and govern for the people of the state and an external role as an actor in world politics; the current role of the state is different politically, socially, technologically and economically. Globalization has changed the role of the state politically because of strengthened interstate relationships and dependence on one another. This has led to increasingly similar jurisdictions across states and to power being seen as economic rather than political progress Shaw, because states now make political progression and regression together, causing states to become more developmental Heywood, The state role has changed because most states now have high dependence on others.
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Reporting Dangerously pp Cite as. As underlined in Chapter 2 and statistically documented in Chapter 3, this is not only when reporting major interstate wars or intrastate civil wars, though the latter have become increasingly deadly. And this includes journalists when seeking to report on these and other forms of social injustice and violence.
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