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Has globalization rendered the Westphalian model of international politics obsolete In the words of Thomas Friedman the has become flat and tiny in large part due to globalization globalization has allowed us to be interconnect socially politically economically and culturally and because of this interconnectedness events that happen in one part of the world has an effect on the other side of the world let take for example the financial crisis of 2008 that brought on a domino effect of banks failing as well as governments And it is for this reason that certain scholars argue that globalization may not cause the Westphalian model of international politics obsolete but it could have serious implications such asThe pace of global economy has created a new world politics that makes the autonomy of the state obsolete thus states cannot control their own economy Because of modern communication our notion of the social group we live and work with is seriously challenged the urban areas around the world resemble each other because of one global culture our old geographical space and chronological time is collapsingThere are increasing transfer of allegiance from the state to sub-state transnationals and international bodiesEven with all these changes attributed to globalization scholars such as Hirst and Thompson proclaim that globalization is just a buzz word that is there to deter states from really objecting to some sort of economical subjugations Their conclusion was supported with five claims The current openness of the international economy is less than it was in 1870 and 1914There are few transnational companies they are usually national companies trading internationallyThe wealth always flows in the same directions under developed world to developed worldThe world economic system is really controlled by a block of three that can also regulate at will US Europe Japan Thus globalization may not be what causes the demise of the sovereign state but we that states are readjusting and transforming with this new
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