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State, Sovereignty, and International Governance

Gerard Kreijen, Marcel Brus, Jorris Duursma, Elizabeth De Vos, and John Dugard


How can the international community respond to states that fail to respect fundamental rules of international law? Does a state that collapses into anarchy lose its sovereignty? Does the increasingly important role of non-state actors at the international level diminish the role of sovereign states in international law? Is it possible to design more speedy and effective decision-making procedures to deal with global problems? Finding answers to these questions requires a reconsideration of what constitutes the core of present-day international law. State sovereignty has always been regarded as ... More

Keywords: international community, states, international law, anarchy, sovereignty, decision-making procedures, global problems, sovereign State, international order

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199245383
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245383.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerard Kreijen, editor
Lecturer in Public International Law, Leiden University

Marcel Brus, editor

Jorris Duursma, editor

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Part I Conceptual Issues

Part II Practical Manifestations

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