- The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State
- List of Figures and Tables
- About the Contributors
- Introduction: Transformations of the State
- Changing Perspectives on the State
- Varieties of State Experience
- The Layered State: Pathways and Patterns of Modern Nation State Building
- The Emergence of the New World States
- State Formation and Transformation in Africa and Asia: The Third Phase of State Expansion
- State Theory: Four Analytical Traditions
- Limited Statehood: A Critical Perspective
- State Transformations in Comparative Perspective
- Internationalization and the State: Sovereignty as the External Side of Modern Statehood
- Security, Intervention, and the Responsibility to Protect: Transforming the State by Reinterpreting Sovereignty
- Ambiguous Transformations: The 2007/08 International Financial Crisis and Changing Economic Roles of the State
- Environmental Risks and the Changing Interface of Domestic and International Governance
- State Transformations among the Affluent Democracies
- The Peculiarities of Post-Communist State Development: Institutional Consolidation and Elite Competition
- The Transformation of the State in Eastern Europe
- Resources as Constraints? Natural Resource Wealth and the Possibility of Developmental States in the Former Soviet Union
- The Transformation of the Russian State
- China: Economic Liberalization, Adaptive Informal Institutions, and Party-State Resilience
- States in the Global South: Transformations, Trends, and Diversity
- Conclusion: States Transforming
- Name Index
- Index of Subjects
Abstract and Keywords
International normative change has contributed to the transformation of the state. The traditional norm of sovereignty that has served for centuries as a protective shield against external interference in internal affairs of states has been redefined in recent years. This chapter reconstructs the reinterpretation of three core concepts of international relations—security, intervention, and responsibility—in public discourse to demonstrate how the rights and obligations of states have been readjusted. While sovereignty continues to function as a “regulative idea” of international politics, the concept has fundamentally changed its meaning, transforming the very idea of statehood.
Christopher Daase is Professor of International Organizations at the Department of Social Sciences and Principal Investigator at the National Research Cluster “Normative Orders”, both at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, and Head of the Peace Research Institute (Hessische Stiftung für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung), all in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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