INTERROGATING THE RIVALRY BETWEEN STATE SOVEREIGNTY AND FORCES OF GLOBALIZATION IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND POLITICS AMONG NATIONS
Keywords:International Relations, Globalization, Rivalry
This paper focuses on the rivalry between sovereignty and globalization in the contemporary world order. It is a comparative study, descriptive in nature and employs secondary data. The study adopts theory of power by Hans Morgenthau to explain how differentiated capacities define nations and why globalization seems to supplant sovereignty in response to changes brought about by technological innovations and advancements. As a result, globalization has been in constant rivalry with sovereignty and sometimes violates the rights that nations have over their internal affairs. The study recommends that both sovereignty and globalization, though important in the modern world, should have the mode of their applications and limitations clearly defined in international law and dutifully respected by nation-states.