Document Type : Research Paper
Associate Professor; Political Science Department, University of Tehran
Development in Europe, United States of America, and in Asia realied through nationalism and by national and developmental states. But, in the era of globalization, nationalism and the states have faced with serious challenges the countries that have developed till 1980s by these kinds of states, can enjoy the opportunities of the globalization process and become competitive and global. But, the majority of third world countries which did not have these kinds of states and orientations, are in an extremely weak position in the globalization period and cannot reach to the their developmental and national goals and cannot become developed. This article analyse this difficult situation, with regard to the nature of globalization process and the weakness and inefficiency of the states.