African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 400


Who's who: Transnational corporations and nation states interface over the theoretical shift into their relationship

Mia Mahmudur Rahim
Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 27 April 2010
  •  Published: 30 June 2010


The complex relationships that occur between countries, market and private actors have been simplified in theoretical approaches such as realism, neo-liberalism and globalization. However, their relationship is not a zero-sum game but one of ‘complex governance’ where all actors have to be considered to understand the changes in the international system.


Key words: Trans-national corporation, countries, realism, neo-liberalism, private regime, relationship, global governance.