INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND THE CHANGING ROLE OF STATES IN THE GLOBAL SYSTEM

Authors

  • ADAMU, MOHAMMED PHD Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State, Nigeria
  • OGAH, M.A PHD
  • IBRAHIM, A. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LAFIA

Keywords:

Security, Peace, State and Global System

Abstract

This paper examines the shifting landscape of international security and how state roles have evolved in response to these changes. States now face an interconnected and interdependent security environment that requires cooperation and coordination beyond national boundaries.  The paper also highlights how state power and influence in the global system have been redefined in the recent time. While states remain important actors, their dominance has been challenged by the rise of non-state actors, such as multinational corporations, non-governmental organizations, and transnational criminal networks, who have the ability to impact international security dynamics. Relying on secondary source of data as a veritable means of data collection, the paperadopted the theory of constructivism as its theoretical underpinning in explaining international security and the changing roles of states in the global system.  The paper found amongst others, that the complex interplay of geopolitical shifts, emerging technologies, regional dynamics, and global trends has reshaped the traditional notions of state sovereignty and security. It’s also found out that the international security challenge is of course, multifaceted in nature.  Based on the findings above, the paper recommended as thus; the need to conduct an In-Depth Analysis of Geopolitical Shifts of the current and anticipated geopolitical shifts in future, including changes in power dynamics among states, regional dynamics, and global trends and also, the need to adopt aholistic approach to address the multifaceted nature of the international security challenges associated with diplomacy, multilateralism, responsible use of technology as a sure ways to international peace, order and stability.

Author Biographies

ADAMU, MOHAMMED PHD, Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State, Nigeria

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCES, FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY GUSAU, ZAMFARA STATE

IBRAHIM, A., FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LAFIA

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LAFIA

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Published

2024-01-26