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End of the Nation-State
In this highly readable book, Jean-Marie Guehenno argues that the information age undermines our current legal and political systems. With the global community in instantaneous contact, he contends, power no longer operates hierarchically from the top down. Instead, individuals are part of complex networks in which wealth and power stem from the sheer multiplication of con ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 17th 2000 by Univ Of Minnesota Press
(first published 1993)
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If you're looking for a few trite platitudes you can throw around at the dinner table, then you may find something of value in this book. If you're looking for a serious inquiry into the prospects for the "nation-state" to survive in the 21st century, then avoid this arduous intellectual masturbation like the plague. And really, if you're looking for trite platitudes, read Slavoj Zizek instead. At least he's funny.