Beyond Westphalia?: National Sovereignty and International Intervention

Beyond Westphalia?: National Sovereignty and International Intervention

by Gene M. Lyons
     
 

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

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.

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.

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801849541
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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

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