The end of a world of nation-states may be upon us | Aeon Essays


64 bookmarks. First posted by mikef september 2017.


Nation-states came late to history, and there’s plenty of evidence to suggest they won’t make it to the end of the century
history  clippings  nationalism  statism  statehood  analysis  nation+states  city+states  opinion 
14 days ago by mjb
If you’d been born 1,500 years ago in southern Europe, you’d have been convinced that the Roman empire would last forever. It had, after all, been around for…
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4 weeks ago by jolilius
I have a hard time imagining living on a barge but this makes some good points
history  politics  urbanplanning 
11 weeks ago by aparrish
Paul Romer, the chief economist at the World Bank, has long been an advocate of creating more chartered cities, essentially city-scale administrative zones that operate, to some extent, independently. Cities are the right size, he argues. Large enough to try something new, but not too big that all your eggs are in one basket. ‘A rule to create new rules,’ Romer said in a TED talk on the subject in 2009. A chartered city, built on uninhabited land would allow experimentation with new rules and systems to attract investment and people.
october 2017 by spectrevision
If you’d been born 1,500 years ago in southern Europe, you’d have been convinced that the Roman empire would last forever. It had, after all, been around for 1,000 years. And yet, following a period of economic and military decline, it fell apart. By 476 CE it was gone. via Pocket
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october 2017 by Pheelmore
Thinking about what is happening in Catalonia
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october 2017 by purcell
On the decline of nation states and the rise of city states.
nationalism  globalization  migration  technology 
september 2017 by micahrobbins
If you’d been born 1,500 years ago in southern Europe, you’d have been convinced that the Roman empire would last forever. It had, after all, been around for 1,000 years. And yet, following a period of economic and military decline, it fell apart. By 476 CE it was gone. via Pocket
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september 2017 by geekgirl397
If you’d been born 1,500 years ago in southern Europe, you’d have been convinced that the Roman empire would last forever. It had, after all, been around for…
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september 2017 by rboone
Conclusion07 City-state nation-state
september 2017 by berendes
"Power increasingly comes from the cities up, not handed down from the nation-state."
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september 2017 by TaylorPearson
via Pocket - Return of the city-state - Added September 07, 2017 at 10:06AM
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september 2017 by BastiRe
If you’d been born 1,500 years ago in southern Europe, you’d have been convinced that the Roman empire would last forever. It had, after all, been around for 1,000 years. And yet, following a period of economic and military decline, it fell apart. By 476 CE it was gone.
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september 2017 by pfhawkins
Nation-states came late to history, and there’s plenty of evidence to suggest they won’t make it to the end of the century
september 2017 by josephaleo
If you’d been born 1,500 years ago in southern Europe, you’d have been convinced that the Roman empire would last forever. It had, after all, been around for…
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september 2017 by motdiem
Is the nation state dead and does the notion of the city state better suit our internet age? -
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september 2017 by matthan
If you’d been born 2,500 years ago in southern Europe, you’d have been convinced that the Roman empire would last forever. It had, after all, been around for…
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september 2017 by bdeskin
If you’d been born 1,500 years ago in southern Europe, you’d have been convinced that the Roman empire would last forever. It had, after all, been around for…
september 2017 by jkleske
If you’d been born 2,500 years ago in southern Europe, you’d have been convinced that the Roman empire would last forever. It had, after all, been around for…
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september 2017 by johnrclark
Will new technologies & smart, hyper-connected systems bring about return of the city-state? via
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september 2017 by brozena
Interesting thoughts on the return of the city-states.
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september 2017 by alanjc
Fascinating (and plausible)
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september 2017 by jwynia
If you’d been born 1,500 years ago in southern Europe, you’d have been convinced that the Roman empire would last forever. It had, after all, been around for 1,000 years. And yet, following a period of economic and military decline, it fell apart. By 476 CE it was gone. via Pocket
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september 2017 by kkahnharris
RT : The end of a world of nation-states may be upon us – via
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september 2017 by Dymphie
Return of the city-state
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september 2017 by edmadrid
Return of the city-state #城邦會戰勝歸來
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september 2017 by jackysee
RETURN OF THE CITY STATE (IN A BITCOIN WORLD?)
politics 
september 2017 by maoxian
The end of a 🌎of nation-states may be upon us

(But what happens when states fail, eg Oklahoma, in the meantime?)
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september 2017 by danhon
Die Rückkehr der Stadtstaaten?
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september 2017 by joha04
Die Rückkehr der Stadtstaaten?
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september 2017 by aderieg
If you’d been born 1,500 years ago in southern Europe, you’d have been convinced that the Roman empire would last forever. It had, after all, been around for…
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september 2017 by TuckerMax
If you’d been born 1,500 years ago in southern Europe, you’d have been convinced that the Roman empire would last forever. It had, after all, been around for 1,000 years. And yet, following a period of economic and military decline, it fell apart. By 476 CE it was gone. via Pocket
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september 2017 by archizoo
Return of the city-state.
Nation-states came late to history, and there’s plenty of evidence to suggest they won’t make it to the end of the century
urbanisation 
september 2017 by fbaymzter