Globalisation does not always reduce state capacity. The primacy of the state continues to be unchallenged basis of political community. The old jealousies and rivalries between countries have not ceased to matter in world politics. The state continues to discharge its essential functions (law and order national security) and consciously withdraws from certain domains from which it wishes to. States continue to be important
Indeed, in some respects state capacity has received a boost as a consequence of globalisation, with enhanced technologies available at the disposal of the state to collect information about its citizens.
Read the passage given above carefully and answer the following questions:-
- What are the two most essential functions of the state?
- How do enhanced technologies enable the state to rule better?
- Justify with the help of an example that globalisation gives a boost to the state capacity.
1. (a) To defend and secure the boundaries of the state to maintain national security (b) To provide justice and maintain law and order
2. (a) On the basis of enhanced technologies, the state can be ruled better. (b) Enhanced technologies enable the state to collect important information about its citizens.
3. Despite globalisation, the primacy of the state remains unchallenged. The state continues to discharge its essential functions without diluting its sovereignty