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The Consequences Of An Increasingly Globalized World

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Throughout the twentieth century, and continuing today, the process of globalisation has dramatically changed the context in which nation-states operate and, in turn, the central governments’ ability to govern in a truly democratic manner. With this in mind, this essay will address the question of whether the federal principle of governance is applicable to all or only certain states. It will argue that as the forces of globalisation continue to operate, the federal principle will gradually become the most attractive option for all democratic states as they contend with its consequences. These include the growth of ethnic diversification, the rise of ‘personality politics’, the centralization of power in the face of ‘asymmetric warfare’ and the inefficiency of national government to respond to local needs in times of strife.

Before moving deeper into the argument for the applicability of federalism to all states, we must first comprehend what this principle advocates. Described by Heywood as lying between the political organisation of a confederacy and a unitary state , federalism then can best be understood as a compromise between the extremes of decentralization in the former and of centralization in the latter, creating unity while simultaneously retaining regional diversity . This ‘mix’ is also typically entrenched in the form of a constitution which, to varying degrees, establishes the spheres of influence for what become known as the federal and state governments. This entrenchment of state and federal jurisdiction creates a division of sovereignty between the two governments, state and national, leaving neither one subordinate nor dependent upon the other for its authority, as found in unitary states. The very essence of federalism then is the separation of sovereign power between two entities, a central, federal government and a regional, state government, with the authority of both stemming from a constitutional, legal, basis rather than the decisions of either body.

Perhaps the most sociably notable aspect of the globalised world is the increasingly diversified ethnic makeup of nation-states. Whereas in the past states were typically centred around one majority ethnicity, today’s world instead requires us to address the needs of many different cultures within a single country, a challenge best addressed by the federal principle. As the ability for international travel has increased in the last half century, the attractiveness of higher wages and a better standard of living has drawn many away from their nations of birth , a process aided by the need for labour in many of the wealthier, particularly western, nations. This has created large minority populations, who are also often centralized to specific locations, which, due to the continuing dominance of the majority ethnic group in national government, remain poorly represented. This is an issue addressed by the federal principle as the decentralization of power...

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