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1996

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The Persistent Nation State And The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Mark L. Movsesian Jan 1996

The Persistent Nation State And The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Mark L. Movsesian

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One hears a great deal these days about the decline of the nation state. The concept of a sovereign country whose inhabitants share a common ancestry or culture is said to be obsolescent, if not already obsolete. Several factors, apparently, are responsible: the creation of supranational institutions like the European Union and the World Trade Organization; the growing influence of nongovernmental organizations; the emergence of a new global economy; and the formation of a worldwide consumer culture, to name just a few. The law, it is argued, must adapt.

The decline of the nation state is, of course, the premise …