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Paradoxes of the Competition State: The Dynamics of Political Globalization

Paradoxes of the Competition State: The Dynamics of Political Globalization <jats:p>THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE NATION-STATE INTO A ‘COMPETITION state’ lies at the heart of political globalization. In seeking to adapt to a range of complex changes in cultural, institutional and market structures, both state and market actors are attempting to reinvent the state as a quasi-‘enterprise association’ in a wider world context, a process which involves three central paradoxes. The first paradox is that this process does not lead to a simple decline of the state but may be seen to necessitate the actual expansion of <jats:italic>de facto</jats:italic> state intervention and regulation in the name of competitiveness and marketization.</jats:p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Government and Opposition CrossRef

Paradoxes of the Competition State: The Dynamics of Political Globalization

Government and Opposition , Volume 32 (2): 251-274 – Apr 1, 1997

Paradoxes of the Competition State: The Dynamics of Political Globalization


Abstract

<jats:p>THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE NATION-STATE INTO A ‘COMPETITION state’ lies at the heart of political globalization. In seeking to adapt to a range of complex changes in cultural, institutional and market structures, both state and market actors are attempting to reinvent the state as a quasi-‘enterprise association’ in a wider world context, a process which involves three central paradoxes. The first paradox is that this process does not lead to a simple decline of the state but may be seen to necessitate the actual expansion of <jats:italic>de facto</jats:italic> state intervention and regulation in the name of competitiveness and marketization.</jats:p>

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0017-257X
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10.1111/j.1477-7053.1997.tb00161.x
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Abstract

<jats:p>THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE NATION-STATE INTO A ‘COMPETITION state’ lies at the heart of political globalization. In seeking to adapt to a range of complex changes in cultural, institutional and market structures, both state and market actors are attempting to reinvent the state as a quasi-‘enterprise association’ in a wider world context, a process which involves three central paradoxes. The first paradox is that this process does not lead to a simple decline of the state but may be seen to necessitate the actual expansion of <jats:italic>de facto</jats:italic> state intervention and regulation in the name of competitiveness and marketization.</jats:p>

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Published: Apr 1, 1997

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