By Helle Malmvig

This new quantity exhibits how state sovereignty is extra fluid and contested than is generally favored inside either traditional and constructivist literature.

Whereas prior constructivist works have investigated the temporal contingency of nation sovereignty, the spatial contingency of this idea has been overlooked. This book tackles this situation, showing the reader how the which means of kingdom sovereignty used to be constituted otherwise in terms of the intervention in Kosovo and the case of non-intervention in Algeria within the past due Nineteen Nineties.

This crucial research truly and concisely:

  • takes latest constructivist and poststructuralist paintings on kingdom sovereignty one step extra, arguing that country sovereignty not just is open to various buildings over the years, but additionally throughout house

  • probes extra into the conceptual relationships among sovereignty/ intervention, arguing that legitimations of non-intervention may also be analyzed as a tradition, which provides that means and content material to the concept that of nation sovereignty

  • contributes to the rising debate at the significance of 'methodology' in constructivist experiences, turning the philosophical and meta-theoretical assumptions of constructivism and poststructuralism into an educated 'analytical process' guiding the book’s empirical discourse research.

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