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