A Sovereignty ( ) permits a society to take all steps to ensure stability while enabling necessary changes. In particular there is the exertion of power to preserve and develop the integrity of the culture, both within the country and in relation to outside bodies and countries.is the corresponding to a social-cultural territory, typically referred to as «a country» and which claims .
Alternative terms for Nation-state include: Kingdom, Republic, Dominion, Principality, State, Federation, Nation, Union, or just Country.
Terms for Government-L5 include: Central, Federal, National, or a Union.
A culture within a given territory is the fundamental basis of the larger political organization of human communities. A culture is commonly recognized if there is:
The behaviour of the community in question in relation to its political structures is often used as a way to reach a conclusion about its distinctiveness. Kurdistan.Kurds and
Theory is Easy: A culture consists of a powerful set of values that lead people to desire its protection and preservation through instituting a sovereign government.
But Hard to Apply: Objective determination of a cultural group may be hard, and there may be much argument about when a community within a territory does or does not form a distinct culture, rather than a sub-cultural variation.
Culture is a matter of life or death for a person, so when there is continuing violence, it is likely that cultural factors are in play. Inequitable treatment of minority ethnic groups within ais less significant than efforts to eradicate values and language.
The term «nation» and the phrase «national unity» may be used to imply ethnic purity, even when that is not actually the case.
If disparate cultures are forced under the rule of a single political regime, then the nation-state is better termed an empire. It is entirely predictable that pressures to break up an empire are continuously present.
As soon as the ruling regime is unable or unwilling to use deadly force to hold the empire together, breakup occurs.
Britain lost its extensive empire over many decades; the USSR disintegrated rapidly in the 1990s.
The national government developsto embody, preserve and develop the culture within the country, ensuring it cannot be subverted from within or without. These laws are coercive and cross all internal boundaries of the country to provide complete coverage to all citizens.
If there are to be separation of powers.to protect culture, then there must be an organized to make the laws, a to apply laws and to judge situations, and an to ensure laws are carried out. This assumes a
Ais as cultural as the in that the interpretation of law, understanding of social facts, and a proper appreciation of arguments presented in court requires a given and known cultural base. An must also operate with sensitivity for cultural assumptions and public acceptability.
Responsibilities in governing a nation-state:
Many not intrinsically national . They deal with social needs that are applicable universally to all or many tiers of political community.concerns, like education , welfare , economic development, regulation of professions, justice, health care, housing, are
It is a Recognizing that difference (and acting on it) is the primary value of this Framework.to determine at which territorial tier each aspect of any particular social need is best handled. Analysis to follow suggests that many needs are handled at all tiers, but handled at each tier differently in accord with the nature of the community at that tier.
Centralization of services, i.e. over-centralization, is a common manifestation of a grab, by powerful national politicians, for wealth (to provide services) and power (to control services, staff and clients of those services).
Example: The US Constitution recognized this danger but its prohibitions are routinely over-ridden.
Read more on Political Tiers and Services for Citizens.
Common confusions… in regard to boundary decisions are usually caused by conflating political and organizational needs. These confusions are a common cause of national/local tensions. Read more about social and organizational territories.
Originally posted: August-2009; Last updated: 15-Nov-2010