The change of the world is evident. We now have a global market and global circuits of production and, even, a new logic of power. The decline of the nation-State is made obvious, and with it that of sovereignty as understood during the 20th century. We are now involved in a total mobility where there is a territorial Centre of power although the Ancient Empires kept, clearly, much of its former decisive influence. The old concepts of first, second and third worlds seem outdated. Now there are new regimes of differentiation, territorialization (global space) and up to reterritoralizacion. The era of imperialism has ended, derived influences can be kept increasingly less military power – economic power or education or investments in scientific research, but talk of unipolar world is an absurdity, as perhaps you do this multipolar world, when really what peeks is a nonpolar world. A new legal formation surrounded by great heterogeneity, leans implying an adaptation that excludes the old notion of Empire.
International organizations that remain, a legacy of the conceptions of postwar in a period of transition to the new way global. Still based on the interaction of the sovereignty of States which translates in an obvious ineffectiveness. They are immersed in a process of transition from a conception defined by conventions and treaties towards one based on a supranational order. This implies profound changes in the old meanings of sovereignty. Does not point to an imminent collapse, but on a gradual transfer, but irreversible. This set could be called nuevo-soberano now appears as a set messed up of representative organizations.
There are nation-States, continental as the European Union, NGOs and international organizations of all kinds (monetary, health, economic, educational, etc.). They embody the order within disorder of legal and political life to these heights of the second decade of the 21st century. Among nation-States, the more powerful United States.