CHAPTER ONE

GLOBALIZATION AND GOVERNMENT

Combining Global and Comparative Perspectives upon the State of Modern Government

People today live in a highly interconnected world. Perhaps we can even say a hyper-connected world, because the speed of communication has increased to the point that little happens that is not known on the other side of the globe within minutes, even seconds. There is no shortage of information, and one could very well argue that we are drowning in a deluge of information, making it increasingly difficult to determine what is important and what is not. In this hyper-connected world people are increasingly aware that it is a small world and that it may even be shrinking further. This awareness is perhaps best captured in ...

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