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date: 18 April 2021

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This chapter examines the question of sovereignty and the external side of statehood. It begins by analyzing the effects of internationalization on the state before turning to a discussion of traditional sovereignty as a concept with several components, each corresponding to the internal components of the modern state. It then considers whether sovereignty is still relevant in understanding the external side of the state, and, if so, how the meaning of sovereignty has changed over time. It also assesses the perspective of compliance with sovereignty norms, along with regulative ideas such as objectivity and democracy. The chapter offers a revised version of the external side of the state and argues that traditional sovereignty has been transformed to the so-called conditional sovereignty.

Keywords: sovereignty, external side, statehood, internationalization, modern state, compliance, objectivity, democracy, conditional sovereignty

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