Global Trends in State Formation

An Enquiry into the Origin, Survival and Demise of States

by Godknows Boladei Igali



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/25/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 444
ISBN : 9781490720814
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 444
ISBN : 9781490720821
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 444
ISBN : 9781490720807

About the Book

Political communities across the world are facing tremendous challenges in terms of trying to create An appropriate and cooperative environment for civic existence. Despite the current trend in international relations toward regional integration and globalisation, the idea of properly understanding how states come together, how they build themselves up, and what makes them disintegrate is relevant. In Global Trends in State Formation, author Godknows Boladei Igali offers broad insight into the emergence of the modern state system, the disintegration of states, and suggestions that will bring stability and peaceful coexistence within nations. Igali, with more than thirty years of experience in public service in Nigeria, presents a philosophical inquiry and a historical survey into the origins of the various political formations such as nations, nation-states, states, societies, from the perspective of Western political and religious thought as inspired by the state of the world in the late twentieth century as it moved toward the twenty-first century.

About the Author

Godknows Boladei Igali, earned his doctorate degree in Politics and International Studies from the University of Venezuela, Caracas. A career diplomat and seasoned technocrat, he had previously served as Nigeria’s Ambassador to several countries around the world including, Cameroon, and the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. He has also held a number of top public appointments in Nigeria. He is an avid environmentalist and climate change advocate. He also sits on the board of several national and international charity and academic institutions and has received many global recognition and decorations.