State Sovereignty and Intervention
A Discourse Analysis of Interventionary and Non-Interventionary Practices in Kosovo and Algeria
Published February 15th 2011 by Routledge – 200 pages
Series: New International Relations
This new volume shows how state sovereignty is more fluid and contested than is usually appreciated within both conventional and constructivist literature.
Whereas previous constructivist works have investigated the temporal contingency of state sovereignty, the spatial contingency of this concept has been neglected. This book tackles this situation, showing the reader how the meaning of state sovereignty was constituted differently in the case of the intervention in Kosovo and the case of non-intervention in Algeria in the late 1990s.
This essential study clearly and concisely:
Introduction. 1. Sovereignty as Discourse 2. Analytical Strategies 3. From Object of Observation to Object of Intervention 4. Sovereignty and Intervention 5. From Object of Concern to Object of Non-Intervention 6. Sovereignty and Non-Intervention 7. Contrasting Constitutions 8. Sovereignty Intervened: Conclusions and Further Perspectives