“ By globalization we simply mean the process of increasing interconnected-ness between societies such that events in one part of the world more and more have effects on peoples and societies far away” (Baylis, Smith and Owens 2008: 8).
The Globalization of World Politics : An Introduction to International Relations
Nation : “A group of people who recognize each other as sharing a common identity, with a focus on a homeland” (Baylis et al 2008: 584)
State : “A legal territory entity composed of a stable population and a government; it possesses a monopoly over the legitimate use of force; its sovereignty is recognized by other states in the international system” (Baylis et al 2008: 587)
“ a political community in which the state claims legitimacy on the grounds that it represents the nation. The nation-state would exist if nearly all the members of a single nation were organized in a single state, without any other national communities being present. Although the term is widely used, no such entities exist.” (p. 584)