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date: 23 February 2020

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Fundamental changes in foundational international institutions, from one kind of structure to another have primarily been precipitated by threats to the core security interests of powerful actors. In the contemporary international system there is no opportunity outside of Europe for a bargaining process that would lead to a transformation of the basic norms and rules of sovereignty. Nevertheless, departures from conventional sovereignty have always been present and will persist, possibly become more frequent. Sovereignty, like every other international system, has always been characterized by organized hypocrisy.

Keywords: sovereignty, international system, security threats, historical institutionalism, intervention

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