Globalization, Governance and Identity : The Emergence of New Partnerships
This book follows discussions during a round table on globalization organized in Quebec City in 1998 by the International Political Science Association. The various contributions it contains are divided into three sections. The first examines the theoretical status of globalization and the relationship of states to global capitalism and transnational corporations, reminding us, among other things, that the same people who are pushing to reduce the role of the state (dismantling the welfare state, deregulation and privatization) require at the same time increased state intervention in other areas (more effective social controls). The second section analyses various cases of adaptation of the nation-state to the new context of globalization, whether they are cases of integration (such as German reunification) or disintegration (such as the division of Czechoslovakia). The third section, finally, takes up the questions of the second section, concerning the particular case of Quebec's relations with the rest of Canada.