The Demise of the Nation State?

Author/Editor:

Vito Tanzi

Publication Date:

August 1, 1998

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The globalization of economic activities that is characterizing many economies raises questions about the future of the nation state. This paper discusses this trend and shows that cross-frontiers spillovers have become more frequent and have increased the need for international agreements and international organizations to deal with them. It concludes that a continuation of current trends would increase the importance of subnational government while reducing (in the economic sphere) the importance of national governments.

Series:

Working Paper No. 98/120

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 1, 1998

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451854244/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1201998

Format:

Paper

Pages:

17

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