Ideas | Sep 28, 1983 | 36:03

Globalism and the Nation State - Part 5

Canadian economist and former Liberal cabinet minister Eric Kierans examines the uncertain future facing constitutionally governed nation states whose sovereignty and independence is being threatened by new global military security measures and the ever increasing drive towards global economic integration and interdependence.

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Ideas - The Truth About Stories - Part 5Nov 7, 2003 | 54:22Ideas The Truth About Stories - Part 5 Audio
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Ideas - A Short History of Progress - Part 2Nov 10, 2004 | 54:22Ideas A Short History of Progress - Part 2 Audio
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