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The rise of a New Elite- The effects on state, nation, identity and democracy in a globalizing world

Tufvesson, Joel (2005)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The pressure from the contemporary globalizing world has put great stress on the nation-state and the institutions housed within it. The state has traditionally been legitimized internally either through the nation or through democracy. As a result of globalization new non-spatial based identities emerge that have other loyalties and access to networks outside the nation-state that the rest of the population does not have access to. These groups that do not primarily identify themselves with the nation-state could be seen as somewhat of a new elite since they have resources that the rest of the population does not have. Thus there is a gap between the masses, or those who still derive their primary identity from the nation-state, and the... (More)
The pressure from the contemporary globalizing world has put great stress on the nation-state and the institutions housed within it. The state has traditionally been legitimized internally either through the nation or through democracy. As a result of globalization new non-spatial based identities emerge that have other loyalties and access to networks outside the nation-state that the rest of the population does not have access to. These groups that do not primarily identify themselves with the nation-state could be seen as somewhat of a new elite since they have resources that the rest of the population does not have. Thus there is a gap between the masses, or those who still derive their primary identity from the nation-state, and the elites who act within and through the globalizing world. If the elites do not identify themselves with the nation-state they do not identify themselves with the democratic institutions that the nation-state has become the primary carrier of. Öresundskomiteen serves here as a good example for these elites, both as a tool and as an arena for them. (Less)
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author
Tufvesson, Joel
supervisor
organization
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type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
globalization, identities, elites, nation-state, Öresundskomiteen, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
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1330473
date added to LUP
2005-06-20 00:00:00
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2005-06-20 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The pressure from the contemporary globalizing world has put great stress on the nation-state and the institutions housed within it. The state has traditionally been legitimized internally either through the nation or through democracy. As a result of globalization new non-spatial based identities emerge that have other loyalties and access to networks outside the nation-state that the rest of the population does not have access to. These groups that do not primarily identify themselves with the nation-state could be seen as somewhat of a new elite since they have resources that the rest of the population does not have. Thus there is a gap between the masses, or those who still derive their primary identity from the nation-state, and the elites who act within and through the globalizing world. If the elites do not identify themselves with the nation-state they do not identify themselves with the democratic institutions that the nation-state has become the primary carrier of. Öresundskomiteen serves here as a good example for these elites, both as a tool and as an arena for them.},
  author       = {Tufvesson, Joel},
  keyword      = {globalization,identities,elites,nation-state,Öresundskomiteen,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The rise of a New Elite- The effects on state, nation, identity and democracy in a globalizing world},
  year         = {2005},
}