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Surpassing the Sovereign StateThe Wealth, Self-Rule, and Security Advantages of Partially Independent Territories$
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David A. Rezvani

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199688494

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688494.001.0001

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Domestic and International Structural Amendment

Domestic and International Structural Amendment

(p.76) (p.77) 3 Domestic and International Structural Amendment
Surpassing the Sovereign State

David A. Rezvani

Oxford University Press

Chapter 3 is the first chapter of Part II of the book, which focuses on the self-determination features of partially independent territories (PITs). This chapter begins by examining the ways in which PITs have amended the structure of the international system. The chapter then examines the defining features of PITs which include their nationalistic distinctiveness, their constitutionally unincorporated status, and their powers of sovereignty. The chapter differentiates PITs from a range of other political forms in the international system such as sovereign states, federation member-units, regional autonomy, devolution, associate states, sham federacies, and colonies. Lastly, the chapter examines the ways in which PITs have constitutionally guaranteed powers through formal, conventional, and political-formal types of entrenchment.

Keywords:   PIT, formal entrenchment, conventional entrenchment, political-formal entrenchment, regional autonomy, devolution, federations

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