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    defines the term sovereignty in four different ways – international legal sovereignty, westphalian sovereignty, domestic sovereignty, and interdependence sovereignty. International legal sovereignty is the mutual recognition between territorial entities that have formal juridical independence, for example described as states that are recognised as independent by other states, such as the United States, which engages in diplomatic relations with almost 200 other states. Westphalian sovereignty is the political

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    Sovereignty

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    “…sovereignty is like virginity: once you engage in intercourse with the outside world you have lost it.” - Jagdish Bhagwati Our global society presents great opportunities, but also many obstacles, to the improvement of the human condition. International interdependence, about which so much is written and talked these days, can amount to the opening up of new worlds, but it can also mean the infliction of suffering by one nation on others. The state has become too big for the small things, and

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    Sovereignty

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    Sovereignty is a norm of the International system upon which the ‘society of states’ rests. Territorial sovereignty refers specifically to the power of the state ‘the territorial limits within which state authority may be exercised on an exclusive basis.’ This essay will explore the concept and development of sovereignty within the system of states. Firstly, it will identify the state system before the ‘Peace of Westphalia’ in 1648, then it will compare the ever changing forms of sovereignty since

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    Sovereignty is ideally the act of exercising full power over oneself without any external deterrents. In the political realm, it signifies the ability of a country to oversee its own decisions and maintain order (Philpott, 2016). Sovereignty has been long coveted by states over time, especially the states that felt threatened by invasion and colonization. The concept has changed over time involving four fundamental aspects namely: territory, authority, recognition, and population; all these elements

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    State and Sovereignty

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    Bodin (Jean, 1576) definition, sovereignty may be defines absolute powers to command in a specific state. It is the quality and standard of having complete and independent authority over a particular region or a specific geographical area. The territory must be certain and has clear boundaries or demarcations (Biersteke & Weber, 1996). Thus in simple terms, it can denote the authority, power and mandate to make laws, enforce the laws and rule politically. There has never been a full and all encompassing

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    Absolute Sovereignty

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    The erosion of absolute sovereignty. Since the end of the Cold war and collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, the concept of sovereignty has begun to disappear from modern day international relations. Sovereignty refers to a state’s ultimate political authority over its given territory and that external to this there’s no higher authority that states must obey nor recognise (Baylis.J, Smith.S, Owens.P. 2011). The notion of sovereignty is a key factor of the theory of realism (Neufeld.M. 1998), and

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    Hawaiian Sovereignty

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    Hawaiian Sovereignty “If all of this seems long ago and far away, it is worth remembering that the past is never past.” (Faulkner cited in Ellison, P.274) Many different groups today are seeking the sovereignty of Hawaii. The reason being that these mostly Native Hawaiian groups feel that they suffered a severe injustice when they were annexed into the United States against their own free will. They feel that since they were treated like objects rather than human beings with rights and emotions

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    The Importance of Sovereignty Today

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    Is the concept of sovereignty beneficial in our lives today despite the onset of globalization? While many people may argue that the benefits of globalization outweigh those of sovereignty, few would recognize the fact that there is still a need for sovereign states in our societies today in order to eliminate, for instance, the demise of the middle class, and the social disintegration between lower wage earners and higher salary earners that comes about as a result of globalization. In this essay

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    The doctrine of Parliamentary sovereignty is about the relationship between the parliament and the courts. Parliamentary sovereignty is a principle of the UK constitution; it is the highest authority in the UK. Parliament can repeal or amend any law it wishes. Thus through the procedure of the House of Commons and the House of Lords passing the legislation to the monarch and the monarch gives assent. In result, making the legislation and no court or higher body has legal power to declare the legislation

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    Globalization and State Sovereignty

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    INTRODUCTION There is an undeniable fact that there has been a rise in globalization. It has become a hot topic amongst the field of international politics. With the rise of globalization, the sovereignty of the state is now being undermined. It has become an undisputed fact that the world has evolved to a new level of globalization, the transferring goods, information, ideas and services around the globe has changed at an unimaginable rate. With all that is going on, one would question how globalization

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