Academic literature presents various accounts on globalisation’s impact on the nation state. Scholars provide debatable arguments on whether the process of globalisation has, and how significantly, affected the relevance of the nation state. The debate on the extent to which contemporary world is being reshaped by global forces and processes, or by what is conventionally called globalisation, takes one of the most fundamental positions in academic and public fields. With reference to arguments made by so called ‘globalists’ and ‘sceptics’/‘anti-globalists’, and broader perspectives by academic authors, this essay will focus on the nation state and critically assess how it is influenced by global processes. As the world is becoming increasingly interconnected and global interdependence is expanding, it is assumed that the processes of globalisation have an impact and cause changes in all spheres of life. However, nation states have the power to create their policies for employing the positive aspects of globalisation.