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China, Russia and the return of the civilisational state


Such states reject Western liberalism and the expansion of a global market society. They define their countries as distinctive civilisations with unique cultural values and political institutions.

The 20th century marked the downfall of empire and the triumph of the nation state. National self-determination became the prime test of state legitimacy, rather than dynastic inheritance or imperial rule. After the Cold War, the dominant elites in the West assumed that the nation-state model had defeated all rival forms of political organisation. The worldwide spread of liberal values would create an era of Western hegemony. It would be a …read more

Source: New Statesman

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