Problematic Sovereignty: Contested Rules and Political Possibilities / Edition 1by Stephen D. Krasner
Pub. Date: 02/15/2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Some of the most pressing issues in the contemporary international order revolve around a frequently invoked but highly contested concept: sovereignty. To what extent does the concept of sovereigntyas it plays out in institutional arrangements, rules, and principlesinhibit the solution of these issues? Can the rules of sovereignty be bent? Can they
Some of the most pressing issues in the contemporary international order revolve around a frequently invoked but highly contested concept: sovereignty. To what extent does the concept of sovereigntyas it plays out in institutional arrangements, rules, and principlesinhibit the solution of these issues? Can the rules of sovereignty be bent? Can they be ignored? Do they represent an insurmountable barrier to stable solutions or can alternative arrangements be created? Problematic Sovereignty attempts to answer these and other fundamental questions by taking account of the multiple, sometimes contradictory, components of the concept of sovereignty in cases ranging from the struggle for sovereignty between China and Taiwan to the compromised sovereignty of Bosnia under the Dayton Accord.
Countering the common view of sovereignty that treats it as one coherent set of principles, the chapters of Problematic Sovereignty illustrate cases where the disaggregation of sovereignty has enabled political actors to create entities that are semiautonomous, semi-independent, and/or semilegal in order to solve specific problems stemming from competing claims to authority.
Table of Contents
Preface, by Stephen D. KrasnerProblematic Sovereignty, by Stephen D. KrasnerSovereignty: The Practitioner's Perspective, by Abraham D. Sofaer and Thomas C. HellerSovereignty from a World Polity Perspective, by John BoliThe Issue of Sovereignty in the Asian Historical Context, by Mchel OksenbergOne Sovereign, Two Legal Systems: China and the Problem of Commitment in Hong Kong, by James McCall SmithThe Struggle for Sovereignty between China and Taiwan, by Robert MadsenThe Sovereignty Script: Red Book for Russian Revolutionaries, by Michael McFaulBelarus and the Flight from Sovereignty, by Coit Blacker and Condoleezza RiceCompromised Sovreignty to Create Sovereignty: Is Dayton Bosnia Futile Exercise or an Emerging Model?, by Susan L. WoodwardThe Road to Palestinian Sovereignty: Problematic Structures or Conventional Obstacles?, by Shibley TelhamiExplaining Variation: Defaults, Coercion, Commitments, by Stephen D. Krasner
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