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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Despite the cultural commonality across the region, the political separation of the Kurdish people in the modern nation-state system has made political unity difficult.
But the nation-state system did preserve a certain order.
Sino-American relations evolve even as the US continues its struggle to balance its universalist "empire of liberty" identity and its role as the enforcer of the nation-state system.

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