Losing Control?: Sovereignty in the Age of Globalization / Edition 1

Losing Control?: Sovereignty in the Age of Globalization / Edition 1

by Saskia Sassen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231106084

ISBN-13: 9780231106085

Pub. Date: 09/19/1996

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Examining the rise of private transnational legal codes and supranational institutions such as the World Trade Organization and universal human rights covenants, Saskia Sassen argues that sovereignty remains an important feature of the international system, but that it is no longer confined to the nation-state. Yet a profound transformation is taking place, a partial…  See more details below

Overview

Examining the rise of private transnational legal codes and supranational institutions such as the World Trade Organization and universal human rights covenants, Saskia Sassen argues that sovereignty remains an important feature of the international system, but that it is no longer confined to the nation-state. Yet a profound transformation is taking place, a partial de-nationalizing of national territory seen in such agreements as NAFTA and the European Union.

-Sassen argues that a 'new geography of power' is developing that is reducing the authority of states. But states are trying to reassert their sovereignty by controlling the movement of peoples. . . . -National Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231106085
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/19/1996
Series:
Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.28(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback EditionAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. The State and the New Geography of Power2. On Economic Citizenship3. Immigration Tests the New OrderNotes Bibliography Index

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