Quasi States

Author: Robert H. Jackson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521447836
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Robert Jackson examines the birth and survival of Third World nations since the end of the Second World War. He describes these countries as "quasi-states," arguing that they exist more by the support and indulgence of the international community than by the abilities and efforts of their own governments and peoples. He investigates the international normative framework that upholds sovereign statehood in the Third World. This he calls "negative sovereignty" and contrasts it with what he sees as the "positive sovereignty" that emerged in Europe along with the modern state. Within this structure, he examines how negative sovereignty arose, and its mechanisms and consequences for both international politics and the domestic conditions of quasi-states. He concludes by assessing the future of quasi-states and the institution of negative sovereignty.

State Sovereignty As Social Construct

Author: Thomas J. Biersteker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521565998
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State sovereignty is an inherently social construct. This book describes, theorizes and illustrates the practices which have socially constructed, reproduced, reconstructed, and deconstructed various sovereign ideals and resistances to them.

The Ideology Of Failed States

Author: Susan L. Woodward
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107176425
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Contests to reorganize the international system after the Cold War agree on the security threat of failed states: this book asks why.

Isolated States

Author: Deon Geldenhuys
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521402682
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This book examines a largely neglected phenomenon in the field of international relations--the concept of the isolated state. Deon Geldenhuys begins by discussing how he measures both voluntary and enforced international isolation by, among other things, membership of international organizations, official visits and international censure. He then presents a number of case studies of self-isolation. The remainder of the study is devoted to an analysis of the enforced isolation of Taiwan, Israel, Chile and South Africa. Using a wealth of statistical material, he demonstrates their varying degrees of isolation in the diplomatic, military, economic and socio-cultural arenas of the international community.

The Global Transformation

Author: Barry Buzan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107035570
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This book shows how the political, economic, military and cultural revolutions of the nineteenth century shaped modern international relations.

Age Of Secession

Author: Ryan D. Griffiths
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107161622
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What are the factors that determine how central governments respond to demands for independence? Secessionist movements are numerous and quite varied in form, but the chief obstacle to their ambitions is the state itself, which can deny independence demands, deploy force if need be, and request that the international community respect its territorial integrity by not recognizing the breakaway region. Age of Secession focuses on this crucial but neglected moment in the life of a secessionist movement. Griffiths offers a novel theory using original data on secessionist movements between 1816 and 2011. He explains how state response is shaped by international and domestic factors, when conflict is likely, and why states have proliferated since 1945. He mixes quantitative methods with case studies of secessionist movements in the United Kingdom, Russia/Soviet Union, and India. This is an important book for anyone who wants to understand the phenomenon of secession.

Classical And Modern Thought On International Relations

Author: R. Jackson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403979529
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In the tradition of the English School of International Relations theory, this project from Robert Jackson seeks to show how continuities in international politics outweigh the changes. The author demonstrates how the world is neither one of anarchy, as put forward by realists, nor is it a fully cosmopolitan order, as argued by those on the other side of the theoretical spectrum. Instead, it is a world of states who acknowledge a set of moral constraints that exists between them.

Cambridge Studies In International Relations 145 Justice And Reconciliation In World Politics

Author: Lu, Catherine
ISBN: 1108350496
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Africa And The International System

Author: Christopher Clapham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521576680
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Paying for the state

Asian Yearbook Of International Law 1995

Author: Ko Swan Sik
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041103758
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The "Asian Yearbook of International Law" is the first publication dedicated primarily to international law as seen from an Asian perspective. It provides a forum for the publication of articles in the field of international law written by experts from the region, and also other articles relating to Asian topics. Its aim is twofold: to promote the dissemination of knowledge of international law in Asia and to provide an insight into Asian views and practices, which will be especially useful to a non-Asian readership. As a rule, each volume of the "Asian Yearbook" contains Articles, Notes, State Practice, a Chronicle of Events and Incidents, United Nations Activities with Special Relevance to Asia, a Survey of Activities of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee, a Bibliography and a Documents section.