Globalization and the study of British politics

Dearlove, John (2000) Globalization and the study of British politics. Politics, 20 (2). pp. 111-118. ISSN 1467-9256

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The study of British politics has focused on the nation state as a self-contained entity. The globalisation thesis challenges this perspective. Nation states are seen as weak and irrelevant in the face of the power of footloose finance capital. This article explores the relevance of the globalisation thesis for the student of British politics. It argues that the frame of reference does need to embrace the impact of external constraints. But it is critical of the structuralism integral to the globalisation thesis because it robs politicians of control and responsibility at the same time as it minimises the importance of the domestic story.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Depositing User: John Dearlove
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:08
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