From Red Pepper
''In the aftermath of the cold war, the more utopian prophets of
globalisation hailed the advent of a new ‘borderless’ world in which
national borders would become irrelevant and obsolete. Since then
governments across the world have dismantled barriers and tariffs
against the free movement of capital and commodities, and entered into
regional and transnational agreements that have relinquished traditional
tenets of national sovereignty.