Evolution of an Approach to the Problem of Relations which Public Authority May Enter, as a Condition for EU Membership

Radosław Potorski

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/18384


In the light of the evolution of political systems the classical model of national state does not have the potential to fully explain the complex of a state (public power) both current state and international relations. The new forms of governing the international markets and other economic processes, currently emerging, are engaging national governments. However, given a new role, the countries begin to function less as “sovereign” beings and more as components of international political community. At the same time occurs the engagement of non-governmental actors, employed to make important public decisions – it redefines society from being an object of governance to being a potential resource that needs to be activated in the pursuit of good public governance.

That is why, moving away from the centrally understood model of decision-making known from the nation-state determines understanding of modern relations that public authority takes part in (such as the membership in the structures of the European Union – which is connected to a change in conditions of established patterns of governing). To explain that phenomenon it is used the concept of a hollow state.

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Government; governance; European Union; hollow state; non-governmental actors; public authority; Westphaliantype state


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