Dislocating Nation-States

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12. Dislocating Nation-States: Globalization in Asia and Africa.
P. N. Abinales; Ishikawa, Noboru and Tanabe, Akio, eds. February, 2005.


The basic argument of this book is that there is a process of “dislocation” of “nation-states” under the present process of globalization. While nation-states in the past strived to “keep the contradictions between capital and the people in perpetual suspension” in the framework of “the national order of things,” the dislocated state today has the difficult duty of meditating the contradictions between global capitalism and the ways of life of the people—culture and environment—in a more direct manner. This interdisciplinary volume directly engages the complexities of globalization in marginal and troubled states. The last part features long-term world prospects by Immanuel Wallerstein and the editors. It is based on papers read at the international conference “Regions in Globalization,” held in Kyoto, October 2002, as part of the Center of Excellence (COE) program “Making Regions: Proto-Areas, Transformations and New Formations in Asia and Africa.”