nation-state system

nation-state system

the territorial division of the modern world into a network of ‘national political communities’ or NATION STATES, replacing the previous pattern of simple societies and imperial systems. This worldwide contemporary system of nation states (which originally derives from the Western European state-system which grew up in connection with ABSOLUTISM) has a number of decisive implications, above all, the crucial role of WARFARE, or its threat, in shaping the modern world. See also INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, SOVEREIGNTY, NATIONALISM, STANDING ARMY, IMPERIALISM, CLAUSEWITZ, STRATEGIC THEORY, ARMS RACE, COLD WAR, INTERSOCIETAL SYSTEMS.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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The fraternal ties existing for almost seven decades between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia cannot just be viewed in the usual perspective of inter-state relations in the Post-Westphalian Nation-State system. The relationship is firmly rooted in shared religion, values and culture.
Along the same line, it is imperative to restore respect for national frontiers and the nation-state system, both of which have been undermined by terrorist groups and their Takfiri ideology.
The video's sleek renderings of Martian homes by Autoban, also exhibited as a light-box photograph (Architectural Design for Mars Refugee Colony, 2016), are only marginally relevant to Faris's unshaken belief in the nation-state system. "Raise your kids by the values and manners of your country and your homeland and keep in mind we will return," he proclaims during an interview at one point in the video, only to renounce his hopes for an eventual return with another quote: "We will build space and I will go with them to Mars, to Mars where we find safety and freedom."
With the establishment of modern nation-state system, international interaction and consequent interdependence became more organised, bound by legal procedures and largely difficult.
The Middle East's nation-state system is not perfect, but it is far better than religious or ethnic sectarianism, which threaten to destabilize the region even further.
Sovereignty has been the core of political philosophy and a main feature of the nation-state system. Throughout history we have seen how states form and collapse, such as Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
And moreover, the Department argues that traditionally the social sciences and humanities have found their subject matter within the contours of the western nation-state system and the European and American lineage of western history and philosophy.
Currently we use the nation-state system, and in the U.S., a (somewhat) private-property system, all maintained by armed force, on property originally obtained by force.
In the international order there is this call for Global Governance, that undermines the notion of sovereignty as being obsolete for any nation-state system as it quite conveniently forms its foundations on local preferences.
The commentator traces the roots of today's migrant crisis to the 18th century, when Westernized intellectuals in the Levant became missionaries for the nation-state system. They dreamed of political independence from empire, without considering the consequences of isolating themselves from their neighbors.
There are many other examples of utter barbarism that cover the gamut, from Pol Pot's Cambodia to most African nation-states that left rivers of blood.Indeed, empires that rose on savagery imposed some cultural institutions, though few survived as the nation-state system came to the Arab and Muslim worlds in the 19th and 20th centuries too.
The PYD and TEV-DEM strive for the coexistence and co-operation between people of various demographic backgrounds, but admit this is not always easy due to the history of the nation-state system and its role in forcing ethnic separation, resulting in prejudices and animosity between communities (TEV-DEM 2015).

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