Our political moment: Political responsibility and leadership in a globalized, fragmented age

Richard Beardsworth

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Abstract

National interest and national security need to be reconfigured so as to accommodate a state’s response to global threats and challenges. This requires in turn addressing the following paradox: the pooling and ceding of sovereignty must be made in the very name of national sovereignty. The article maintains that it is one of the foremost challenges of political responsibility and political leadership today to assume this paradox and thereby align national and global interests and practices. The alignment can, it is suggested, effectively oppose sovereigntism and nationalism, on one hand, and abstract global governance, on the other. To promote this alignment, the article advances a renewed understanding of state responsibility to citizenship under conditions of globalization
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-409
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Relations
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 03 Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Citizenship
  • Global threats
  • Governance
  • Political leadership
  • Political responsibility
  • State system

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