THE NEW WORLD ORDER: MONOPOLY CAPITALISM, GLOBALISATION AND THE SOVEREIGNTY OF AFRICAN STATES
The modern state traditionally claim legal omnicompetence, therefore the objectives of a sovereign state is presumed to be subject to no legal limitation of any class or type. They are also independent in their relation to other organizations, institutions and or communities within a given territory. And expects the unwavering allegiance of its subjects on the bases that it protects and represents the total interest of the entire social formation within its territorial jurisdiction. Prominent among these interests, includes the provision of law and order internally, and the external protection of its citizens against aggression of any kind, these obligations in recent times has expanded to include the provision of economic welfare in the widest possible scale. This paper attempt to ascertain the degree to which Africa states have fared in the provision of these basic necessities in the new world order. It however, contend fervently that, the new world order has ushered in a system of socio-political and economic circumstances that subjected the above attributes of the modern states to mere wishful thinking and arrest the sovereignty of the African states. For they can no longer maintain or enforce those obligations to which they are compelled by the class relation they exist to maintain, in the new world order. And therefore, in appropriate term should cease to be referred to as sovereign states by definition.
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