Beyond Westphalia?: National Sovereignty and International Intervention

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Under the Westphalian system of international order, each nation is understood to be sovereign and its borders are seen as inviolate. But with the emergence of worldwide problems and the increasing interdependence of nations, it is clear that what happens (or does not happen) in one country can have seriousrepercussions elsewhere. Beyond Westphalia? brings together a distinguished group of scholars to explore the question of whether recent political changes have shifted the balance between the sovereign rights of...

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Overview

Under the Westphalian system of international order, each nation is understood to be sovereign and its borders are seen as inviolate. But with the emergence of worldwide problems and the increasing interdependence of nations, it is clear that what happens (or does not happen) in one country can have seriousrepercussions elsewhere. Beyond Westphalia? brings together a distinguished group of scholars to explore the question of whether recent political changes have shifted the balance between the sovereign rights of states and the authority of the larger international community.

Contributors are Jarat Chopra, Ken Conca, Jack Donnelly, Robert H. Jackson, Stephen D. Krasner, Friedrich Kratochwil, Gene M. Lyons, Michael Mastanduno, Janne E. Nolan, Nicholas Onuf, James N. Rosenau, and Thomas G. Weiss.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

American Political Science Review
Can scholars and students of international relations and world politics concentrate their studies on a different set of theoretical questions than those that were preeminent from 1648 until the end of the Cold War? This book does an excellent job of raising that very issue, with significant contributions from case studies and, more important, interesting theoretical essays.
American Political Science Review

Can scholars and students of international relations and world politics concentrate their studies on a different set of theoretical questions than those that were preeminent from 1648 until the end of the Cold War? This book does an excellent job of raising that very issue, with significant contributions from case studies and, more important, interesting theoretical essays.

Booknews
Explores issues relating to the state sovereignty, autonomy, and equality in the current context of nationalist movements threatening international peace. The 11 presentations, from a conference in Hanover, New Hampshire, May 1992, consider whether there is a right of humanitarian intervention in a nationalist conflict, controlling weapons of mass destruction, environmental protection, human rights, and other dimensions. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801849541
  • Publisher: Hopkins Fulfillment Service
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 348
  • Sales rank: 1,477,471
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Gene M. Lyons is professor emeritus of government at Dartmouth College. Michael Mastanduno is associate professor of government at Dartmouth College.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Ch. 1 Introduction: International Intervention, State Sovereignty, and the Future of International Society 1
Ch. 2 Sovereignty as Dominium: Is There a Right of Humanitarian Intervention? 21
Ch. 3 Intervention for the Common Good 43
Ch. 4 International Community beyond the Cold War 59
Ch. 5 Sovereignty under Siege: From Intervention to Humanitarian Space 87
Ch. 6 State Sovereignty and International Intervention: The Case of Human Rights 115
Ch. 7 Environmental Protection, International Norms, and State Sovereignty: The Case of the Brazilian Amazon 147
Ch. 8 Sovereignty and Collective Intervention: Controlling Weapons of Mass Destruction 170
Ch. 9 Sovereignty in a Turbulent World 191
Ch. 10 Sovereignty and Intervention 228
Ch. 11 State Sovereignty and International Intervention: Reflections on the Present and Prospects for the Future 250
Notes 267
Contributors 313
Index 315
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