Accession Number : ADA294449

Title :   Whither Sovereignty.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 94-Apr 95,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wansink, Michael A.

PDF Url : ADA294449

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The paper examines the evolution of sovereignty from the time of its initial concept in the sixteenth century, and challenges some of the assumptions about the identifiable elements of the notion. Whereas, the original and more classical interpretation was one of legal and moral spheres to serve the needs of a territorially specific populace, the nature of sovereignty has been influenced by the evolution of social dynamics, increasingly global economics, accelerating technological change and shifting cultural (as opposed to national) affiliations. The effect of these influences questions the utility of sovereignty to serve the needs and aspirations of the people in various societies. A hypothesis based on a synthesis of studies of organizational innovation and cultural groupings is proposed which links the pertinence of today's concept of sovereignty to First, Second and Third Wave societies and their respective abilities to adjust to the realities of the New World Order.

Descriptors :   *POLITICAL SCIENCE, *HISTORY, *ORGANIZATION THEORY, ECONOMIC IMPACT, ECONOMICS, SOCIETIES, CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY), SYNTHESIS, DEMOGRAPHY, ETHICS, HYPOTHESES, CIVILIAN POPULATION, SOCIOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE