With an eye on the turn of the millennium this book canvasses some of the most important arguments in the sovereignty debate among international relations scholars. The essays look into selected aspects of that institution seeking to assess its contemporary significance and the extent to which its framework and modus operandi may be changing.
Robert Jackson is the author/editor of eight books, including: The Global Covenant: On the Moral Foundations of International Society, Introduction to International Relations (Co--author Georg Sorensen, 1999), Quasi--States: Sovereignty, International Relations and the Third World (1990).
Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction: Sovereignty at the Millennium: Robert Jackson (The University of British Columbia). 2. Sovereignty in World Politics: A Glance at the Conceptual and Historical Landscape: Robert Jackson (The University of British Columbia). 3. The Practice of Sovereign Statehood in Contemporary International Society: Alan James (Keele University). 4. Sovereignty, Nationalism, and Self--Determination: James Mayall (Cambridge University). 5. The Sharing of Sovereignty: The European Paradox: William Wallace (The London School of Economics and Political Science). 6. Sovereignty and the Third World State: Christopher Clapham (Lancaster University). 7. The United Nations in the 1990s: Proactive Cosmopolitanism and the Issue of Sovereignty: Paul Taylor (The London School of Economics and Political Science). 8. Westphalia, Authority, and International Society: Daniel Philpott (University of California, Santa Barbara). 9. Sovereignty: Change and Continuity in a Fundamental Institution: Georg Sorensen (Aarhus University, Denmark).