States of sovereignty, sovereign states, and ethnic claims for international status
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Sovereignty is heavily contested by existing states which view the survival of territorial sovereignty as vital to international order and many ethnic groups that see states as an obstacle to their own claims to sovereignty. This article looks at how and why ethnic claims to sovereignty arise. It examines when such claims may emerge, what forms Such claims may take, the benefits ethnic groups perceive may accrue. and the implications for the international system and the emerging post-Westphalian international society.
Richmond , O P 2002 , ' States of sovereignty, sovereign states, and ethnic claims for international status ' Review of International Studies , vol 28 , no. 2 , pp. 381-402 . , 10.1017/S0260210502003819
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(c)2002 British International Studies Association
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