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INTRODUCTION Local governments are the institution of government closest to the everyday lives and problems of citizens...
it is in the meeting place between citizens and the state that progress can be made in building broader forms of democratic government, that is, good government.
It is therefore, vital that the municipality is strengthened through effective decentralization and through the existence of a free and active civil society. Rodríguez and Winchester A changing international context which involves the birth of new actors and the rooting of ideologies has strongly modified the conditions under which the main traditional actor of international relations functions and is structured.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to legitimize the actions and justify the existence of the modern State in its current form within a globalized context that tends to emphasize the supranational over the national and plurality over unity in society.
Over the last 20 years, a significant amount of literature has studied this particular phenomenon and much of it has come to the conclusion that the State will have to undergo significant changes to overcome this crisis during the oncoming decades in order to reaffirm its position within the international system and legitimize its actions in the eyes of society.
Paul Barry Clarke describes this crisis of the State as a “general and generalized crisis for the institution of the nation state” due to “appeals to higher laws, alternate and plural demands from without the western concept of the state, and a decline of western hegemony” (796).
All of these have contributed to the creation of a widespread legitimacy crisis of the State institution. 2 Globalization has also produced a high degree of fragmentation within national societies that now wish to be heard not as “nation states but as distinct peoples having a distinct identity that does not necessarily fall under the description of statehood.
Nation states are ...






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