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Chapter 3: Internationalization and the Nation-State: The Issues
The study of the nation-state in the present era of internationalization has three features which are of consequence for this book: it is multidisciplinary, controversial, and value-loaded.
First, matters pertaining to states and nations are being debated in a variety of academic fields such as international relations, political philosophy, law, historical sociology, social anthropology, mass communication research, migration research, and European studies. It is sometimes difficult to see what precisely is at issue in these debates, which range from the origin of nations to the commercialization of television, and it is even more difficult to see how the debates are related to each other. This ...