Aspects regarding the Concept of State and Globalization in the Current Context of International Relations


  • Oana Saramet Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania



state, international relations, adaptability, globalization, nation


The state is that form of organization specific to human society even today, although several thousand years have passed since it was set up in the Ancient Orient. Over time the concept of state has evolved, perhaps even sometimes didn't evolve, on the contrary, it has certainly undergone complex adaptations generated by the challenges that have arisen over different historical periods, as well as by historical, political, social, economic, cultural phenomena, etc. Nowadays, globalization is a phenomenon or even a complex process generated by a multitude of causes, shared, more or less, by human society, but whose existence and effects can neither be ignored nor denied. In this briefly presented context, are witnessing the encounter of two different concepts, perhaps even antagonistic, concepts, namely the state, and globalization. These two concepts and more had to find a way to live together. We ask ourselves, however, whether this coexistence between the state and globalization is a temporary compromise or in time the nation-states will disappear leaving the place of another form of organization that responds better to globalization or, on the contrary, we will return to the classic nation-states, abandoning or diminishing the effects of globalization? We ask ourselves if nations, especially in the current international context, are ready to abandon the states they have created in favor of a multinational but unique international community. Using methods of scientific research, such as the comparative, historical, or teleological method, in this paper, we aim to identify possible answers to the previous questions.