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Sovereign Equality and Moral Disagreement

Brad R. Roth


The United Nations system's foundational principle of sovereign equality reflects persistent disagreement within its membership as to what constitutes a legitimate and just internal public order. While the boundaries of the system's pluralism have narrowed progressively in the course of the United Nations era, accommodation of diversity in modes of internal political organization remains a durable theme of the international order. This accommodation of diversity underlies the international system's commitment to preserve states' territorial integrity and political independence, often at the ex ... More

Keywords: United Nations, public order, pluralism, political organization, territorial integrity, political independence, sovereign equality, armed intervention, criminal prosecution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195342666
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342666.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brad R. Roth, author
Wayne State University Law School