Tag: nation state
A Useful Example of a ‘State Crime’ – The British Government’s Illegal Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia
The British government has been accused of breaking international law by selling weapons to Saudi Arabia. A recent report by the International Relations Committee (made up of members of the House of Lords) has concluded that it’s highly likely that British Weapons are the cause of significant civilian casualties’ in Yemen, where Saudi-backed forces are…
Contemporary Sociology: The poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal by the Russian State
The recent ‘russian spy poisoning’ is relevant to many areas of the A-level sociology specification, such as state-crime, globalisation and even consensus and conflict theory.
Does Globalisation mean the Decline of the Nation State?
In the early stages of Globalisation (1600 -1950s especially) Nation States were very powerful – Colonialism for example was led by European governments and monarchies and the most serious conflicts tended to be between nation states – culminating in World War 2. However, since then, many globalisation theorists argue that increasing global flows in trade…