The Problem of Preserving the Nation-state Sovereignty in the Context of Globalization

  •  Adam Albekov    
  •  Anna Polubotko    
  •  Elena Akopova    


The article examines the discourse of identity in the context of globalization, analyzes the four main paradigmsof globalization: the realist paradigm, the neo-liberal paradigm, neo-Marxist paradigm and the constructivistparadigm, and stands integration aspect of nation-state sovereignty. The author analyzes the philosophical aspectof the preservation of national and state sovereignty in the context of globalization and concludes that the risksthat globalization brings with it, superimposed on the philosophy of radical ideas formulated at the turn of theXIX-XX centuries. Their original content is obvious enough: the rejection of the entire national in favor ofuniversal (abstract human), the rejection of the state as a form and debilitating human activity and freedom, theabandonment of national economic structures in favor of the world economy. During the research, the authorcomes to the conclusion that the concept of nation-state sovereignty is not absolute. Historical versions ofunderstanding and realization of the sovereignty vary in 3rd parameters: carrier of sovereignty, the absolutenessof sovereignty, as well as the internal and external dimension of sovereignty. Particularly affected by therestrictions of state sovereignty was felt in practice after World War II and has been reflected in the processes ofEuropean integration. Another trend in rethinking the concept of state sovereignty has been realized in theframework of the European Union. Based on this analysis the author proposes a solution for preserving thenation-state sovereignty in the context of globalization.

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