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Introduction: A World Without Borders (01:15)


Yasmin Albhai-Brown, Daniel Hannan, Sameer Rahim, and Mary Ann Sieghart are introduced.

The Pitch: Tasmin Albhai-Brown (05:13)

Brown questions if, in today's world, a true nation exists when it comes to identity. Brown argues that nationhood is used politically to make citizens feel safe; however, nationalism can lead to violence despite arbitrary national borders.

The Pitch: Daniel Hannan (06:36)

Hannan describes the process of voter apathy with a personal anecdote. Nationality is derived irrationally and organically and fosters a commonality between citizens. Hannan states that in order to have meaningful accountability there must be some form of a national system.

The Pitch: Sameer Rahim (06:02)

Rahim uses Pakistan and Israel as examples in exploring the notion that nations are a collective act of remembering, but also a collective act of forgetting. When you define countries by strict religious or ethnic categories, no matter the context, there is a sense of inevitable conflict. Bahim argues that border and nations are important, but they should not be taken too seriously.

Are Nations Inevitably a Source of Conflict? (12:29)

Hannan argues that the greatest conflict of war stems from supernational ideology; nation states are a better custodian of liberal democracy. Brown retorts by expressing concern about nationalistic states and Rahim adds to her sentiments.

Do We Need Nations to Protect Ourselves From Global Government? (09:34)

Brown argues that capitalism and the new global elite have more power than national governments. Hannan argues that civil patriotism can bind citizens together. Rahim touches on cultural links and nation states.

Is Government Inevitably Becoming More Transnational and Ultimately Global? (04:52)

Hannan describes how global cooperation will impact nation states. Rahim introduces the concept of migration crisis. Brown opposes Hannan's ideas.

Credits: A World Without Borders (00:07)

Credits: A World Without Borders

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From the Olympics to the UN we celebrate national identity and culture. Yet nations are typically the source of warfare and conflict. Would we be better to get rid of nations and borders in favor of a wider, ultimately global, community? Or are we less fearful of warfare than the tyranny of a peace imposed by a central government? The Panel Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan, author of Global Covenant David Held and Prospect journalist Sameer Rahim imagine a borderless world.

Length: 47 minutes

Item#: BVL145258

ISBN: 978-1-64198-470-6

Copyright date: ©2016

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