CAMBRIDGE – One of our era’s foundational myths is that globalisation has condemned the nation-state to irrelevance.

The revolution in transport and communications, we hear, has vaporised borders and shrunk the world. New modes of governance, ranging from transnational networks of regulators to international civil-society organisations to multilateral institutions, are transcending and supplanting national lawmakers. Domestic policymakers, it is said, are largely powerless in ...


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