DEBATE: Can Nation-States Have It All?
National sovereignty, democracy, and globalization are goals that many believe are worth fighting for. But is it really possible to have all three at once?
- Harvard’s Dani Rodrik argues that, to remain democratic, the European Union would have to choose between political union and economic disintegration.
- But Kemal Derviş, Turkey’s former minister of economic affairs, believes that Rodrik’s “political trilemma of the world economy” fails to account for subnational levels of governance, which can mitigate the salience of national sovereignty.