Dr Shahar Hameiri observed, in a seminar on 20 April 2011, that there exists two opposing viewpoints. Some posit that the state is withering away in the face of globalisation, while others reassert the state’s dominant role. He proposed a third, alternative approach, which focuses on the way states are being transformed under contemporary conditions. This perspective allows for the possibility that, while states have largely remained central agents of domestic governance and international politics, they are undergoing significant transformations which are conditioning how and what they govern, and how regimes of governance are emerging across states. Read more.