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State sovereignty under threat: Globalising designs of the WTO
By Susan George, Le Monde Diplomatique, July 1999. The Atlantic Alliance's intervention in Kosovo is a spectacular example of the erosion of state sovereignty, helped along by globalisation and the right to interfere. This evolution is spreading to a growing number of spheres.
Human rights must outweigh sovereignty, says Annan
South China Morning Post. Tuesday 21 September 1999. The United Nations must intervene over the rights of sovereign states when necessary to protect civilians from war and mass slaughter. Mr. Jospin added, The U.N. defends human dignity within each state and where necessary against states; The UN Security Council must retain prime authority over all intervention.
Beyond Fear & Loathing
Editorial by Greg Guma, Toward Freedom, December 1999. Governments rarely inspire much faith that the State will consistently promote fairness and protect individual rights in exchange for the power it assumes and penalties it imposes. The global crusade to privatize services, shred safety nets, and turn management of the planet over to a corporate and bureaucratic elite with its own rules. Anti-government attitudes make people susceptible to reactionary, often isolationist appeals.
Sovereign Corporations
By William Greider, The Nation, 30 April 2001. Chapter 11 in the trade and investment agreement of NAFTA (1993) established a new system of private arbitration for foreign investors to bring injury claims against governments. NAFTA has enabled multinational corporations to usurp the sovereign powers of government, not to mention the rights of citizens and communities.
The Nation State in Crisis
By Peter Lewis and Michael Gadiel, Workers Online, 20 July 2001. An impacts of network technologies has been the diminution state power and the collapse of national borders. The Nation State has gone from being the dominant global entity to a network of mid-level players in the global economy.
Instead of Nation States
By Justin Podur, ZNet Commentary, 12 June 2002. Because nationalism is incipient fascism, the author tries to define the possibility of reconciling democracy outside the framework of an inherently coercive national state. Posits an agrarian-based anarchism within a hierarchically structured participatory democracy.
New international order called for
Korean News, 14 November 2004. The 21st century calls for establishing a new independent, democratic order in international politics. All nations have independent and equal rights as they are equal members of the international community. Therefore, the principle of respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, non-interference in each other's internal affairs and equality should be applied to the international politics irrespective of the size of countries and the gap between the poor and the rich.