by Johan Galtung, 2 Sep 2013 – TRANSCEND Media Service

The state, the power unit inside a country also called a state, has been the center of power in the anarchic state system:

  • economic-financial power (state central bank, currency, choice of economic policy, for growth an-or distribution, social power);
  • military power, armed forces, police;
  • cultural power, the world view-religion of the dominant nation; and
  • political power, the legislative, executive, judiciary.

But the states, except for the biggest ones, China, India, USA, Indonesia, Russia are waning in salience.  What happens then to the four powers?`

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