Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Reconstructing a state's responsibility to provide safety to its constituent population: globalization, international population movements and transterritorial public

By Tomonori Taki

Abstract

This paper discusses how a state can reconstruct its function to provide safety to its constituent population after having become a destination country of international population movements (IPM). First, the paper considers why it is the responsibility of a state to provide safety to its constituent population. Second, using an International Political Economy perspective, it is claimed that a change in economic circumstances will lead to a change in the political domain. Third, when they accept new norms, actors in world politics could change their ways of action. Fourth, if a norm alternative to nationalism is formulated, the state could alter its action to provide safety to foreign nationals. Fifth, a state’s understanding of ‘the constituent population of a society’ can be modified in accordance with a changing knowledge of the characteristics of a state’s boundaries. It is concluded that a state’s responsibility to provide safety to its constituent population should remain unchanged, but an understanding of the form of such a population has to be updated. A state of destination country of IPM should characterize the foreign nationals within its territory as a ‘transterritorial public’, and provide safety to them just as it would to its nationals

Topics: JV, HV
Publisher: University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:1857

Suggested articles

Citations

  1. (1988). (edited by Laslett, Peter) doi
  2. (1996). [1981]. “Social forces, states, and world orders: beyond international relations theory”. In doi
  3. Aart Scholte Civil Society and IMF Accountability Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL,
  4. (1992). Anarchy is what states make of it: the social construction of world politics”. doi
  5. (1974). Anarchy, State and Utopia. doi
  6. (1992). Citizenship and Social Class”. In doi
  7. (2007). Constitution and Nationalism”.
  8. (2003). Constructing an ‘East Asian’ concept and growing regional identity: from EAEC to ASEAN+3”. The Pacific Review, doi
  9. (1998). Constructing the World Polity: Essays on international institutionalization. doi
  10. (2005). Critical Theory’. In Burchill, Scott et al.,
  11. (1962). Discord and Collaboration: doi
  12. (2003). Globalisation, labour migration and state transformation in contemporary Japan: the language barrier and resilience of the Japanese state in the 1990s”. Unpublished PhD dissertation,
  13. (2007). Heiwa to anzenhosho (Peace and Security in Global Politics).
  14. (1991). Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. doi
  15. (2000). Introduction: Conceptualizing the Changing Global Order”. In
  16. (2002). Jinken, shiminiken, kokuseki (Human Rights, Citizenship and Nationality)”.
  17. (2007). Kokka no taigai kodo (The State’s External Behavior).
  18. (1998). Kokka to shakai (State and Society).
  19. (2007). Kokusai seiji keizai (International Political Economy).
  20. (2002). Kokusaika no naka no imin seisaku no kadai
  21. (2002). Kokusaika suru nihon shakai (Internationalization of Japanese Society).
  22. (2007). Kokusaishakai no chitsujo (Building Order
  23. (1989). Kokusaiteki sogo izon (International Interdependence).
  24. (2005). Kyokaisen no seijigaku (Politics of Boundaries). Tokyo: Iwanami shoten.
  25. (1945). Nationalism and After. doi
  26. (1983). Nations and Nationalism. doi
  27. (2006). Political Parties and Global Democracy”. CSGR Working Paper No 200/06. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation.
  28. (1985). Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace. doi
  29. (1994). States and Markets (Second Edition).
  30. (1993). The Age of Migration: International population movements in the modern world. doi
  31. (2005). The Globalization of World Politics: An introduction to international relations (Third edition), doi
  32. (1997). The Globalization of World Politics”. In Baylis,
  33. (2005). The Libertarian Reader: A Compact Dictionary. Tokyo: Keiso shobo.
  34. (1979). Theory of International Politics. doi
  35. (2000). Ulysses Unbound: Studies in Rationality, Precommitment, and Constraints. Cambridge: doi
  36. (1993). World Society”. In doi

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.