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Chapter 10: State, Sovereignty, and Territory
State, Sovereignty, and Territory
The concepts of state, sovereignty, and territory are central to the study and practice of international relations (IR). For generations of scholars, the concept of the state has dominated theoretical debates and defined the principal subject and unit of analysis in international politics (Mearsheimer, 2001; ...