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End of the Nation State

End of the Nation State

The Rise of Regional Economies

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  • Touchstone | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684825281 | 
  • May 1996
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Chapter 1

THE CARTOGRAPHIC ILLUSION

A funny -- and, to many observers, a very troubling -- thing has happened on the way to former U.S. President Bush's so-called "new world order": the old world has fallen apart. Most visibly, with the ending of the Cold War, the long-familiar pattern of alliances and oppositions among industrialized nations has fractured beyond repair. Less visibly, but arguably far more important, the modern nation state itself -- that artifact of the 18th and 19th centuries -- has begun to crumble.

For many observers, this erosion of the long-familiar building blocks of the political world has been... see more

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