Problematic Sovereignty: Contested Rules and Political Possibilities by Stephen Krasner

Problematic Sovereignty: Contested Rules and Political Possibilities

byStephen Krasner

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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 sovereignty—as it plays out in institutional arrangements, rules, and principles—inhibit 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.

Stephen D. Krasner is Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations and Senior Fellow at the Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. His publications include Sovereignty: Organized Hypocrisy.
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Title:Problematic Sovereignty: Contested Rules and Political PossibilitiesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 22, 2001Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231505418

ISBN - 13:9780231505413

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Table of Contents

Preface, by Stephen D. Krasner
Problematic Sovereignty, by Stephen D. Krasner
Sovereignty: The Practitioner's Perspective, by Abraham D. Sofaer and Thomas C. Heller
Sovereignty from a World Polity Perspective, by John Boli
The Issue of Sovereignty in the Asian Historical Context, by Mchel Oksenberg
One Sovereign, Two Legal Systems: China and the Problem of Commitment in Hong Kong, by James McCall Smith
The Struggle for Sovereignty between China and Taiwan, by Robert Madsen
The Sovereignty Script: Red Book for Russian Revolutionaries, by Michael McFaul
Belarus and the Flight from Sovereignty, by Coit Blacker and Condoleezza Rice
Compromised Sovreignty to Create Sovereignty: Is Dayton Bosnia Futile Exercise or an Emerging Model?, by Susan L. Woodward
The Road to Palestinian Sovereignty: Problematic Structures or Conventional Obstacles?, by Shibley Telhami
Explaining Variation: Defaults, Coercion, Commitments, by Stephen D. Krasner

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Stephen D. Krasner has gathered an interesting set of case studies held together by a powerful analysis that challenges traditional understandings of sovereignty in international relations.