Are Nation-States still relevant?

Excerpt from GP tuition and O level English tuition notes: Globalisation and Politics

Context:
Globalisation affects the world on several levels. Students should avoid using this term as a catch-all term and rather show how the different aspects of society is affected by it.(of course, with relevance to the question) This leads to a clearer and more focused essay that demonstrates good understanding of this key term.

One area we can discuss is the impact of Globalisation and politics. And to be more specific, the impact on Nation-States as a sovereign entity. (cultural and national identity is another separate issue)

An article will supplement this discussion.

One point of discussion in this area is whether globalisation has lessened the importance of national boundaries and government. This is especially the case for small free-market economies (i.e Singapore) who arguably have no choice but to respond to global pressures (both politically and economically). Essentially, can we  . . .
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Summary of main ideas:

Main points:
1. The revolution in transport and communication has ‘shrunk’ the world and increased the permeability of borders.
2. News modes of governance ranging from transnational organisations to multi-lateral institutions (think UN, EU, World Bank, IMF etc) are supplanting national lawmakers. Some argue that domestic policymakers are largely powerless in the face of global markets.

3.  . . .

Counter  #1:
1. (first example) The global financial crisis has shattered this myth. Most banks  . . .

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Against nation-states:
1. Economic view: National governments are an impediment to the freer flow of goods, capital and people around th world. (e.g Protectionist policies)
They feel that if you do away with all these regulations . . .

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