TITLE

Globalization and the State: Towards Theory Building at a Macro Level

AUTHOR(S)
Begam, Tabesum; Sengupta, Pradip Kumar
PUB. DATE
October 2013
SOURCE
IUP Journal of International Relations;Oct2013, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The global strategy adopted for economic development has opened up newer avenues as well as newer challenges before the state, especially the state in developing countries. Needless to mention, the immediate impact of globalization is being gradually felt at the level of the functioning of the state. The replacement of the state by the market forces has raised a serious issue: What will be the role of the state in the overall governing process of the country? Should the state be given a backseat and the market forces, the front driving seat? What will be the fate of the common people in developing nations if the state is allowed to withdraw in a greater measure from the governing process in general and that of welfare activities in particular? These and other issues have created confusions among the policy planners and policy makers of these countries. The problem centers around one particular issue: Can there be a grand theory for understanding this deep-rooted problem? Or should there be any kind of theory which will be most suited to the task of unfolding this issue? These are some basic issues which have been addressed in the following paper; the conclusions drawn are, however, tentative and suggestive in nature.
ACCESSION #
92605651

 

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