The role of the state in the 21st century

Maksimović, Marijana (2021) The role of the state in the 21st century. In: International scientific conference “Towards a better future: state and society” : Bitola 15-16 October, 2021 : conference proceedings. "St. Kliment Ohridski" University, Faculty of law - Kicevo, Bitola, pp. 359-371. ISBN 978-608-4670-19-3

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Due to geopolitical changes in the world, thinking primarily of the relationship between the USA and China, intensive changes in the domain of information technologies, which have led to changes in the way of work and life, the question of the role of the nation state in that context is justified. Today, the state and society are facing the putting of traditional values into a new concept, in which the notion of freedom and democracy is more widely observed. Properly understood democratic values should prevent the human rights and freedoms of all citizens from being endangered. What is characteristic of each state is the importance of its institutions, which can be formal or informal. While formal institutions can change almost "instantly", an example of this is a change in the law "overnight", informal ones are slowly changing, such as customs or religious beliefs. The question is whether the welfare state still has the significance that it had before in one society? It is known that the welfare state has been in crisis for a long time, that many of its characteristics have been called into question. Today, in addition to the nation-state and its institutions, other social actors are emerging, such as non-governmental organizations. Then, the relationship between the state and the market is quite complicated today, and the most important issue in that relationship is the economic freedoms of market actors. Depending on their percentage, it is determined which political and economic system will prevail in one country.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: US-China relationship, institutions, welfare state, economic freedoms, liberalism.
Institutional centre: Centre for economic research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2022 22:07
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2022 22:07

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