Great Powers and Outlaw States Unequal Sovereigns in the by Gerry Simpson

By Gerry Simpson

From the Congress of Vienna to the "war on terrorism", the jobs of "great powers and outlaw states" have had an immense influence on diplomacy. Gerry Simpson describes the ways that a world felony order in response to "sovereign equality" has accommodated the nice powers and controlled outlaw states because the starting of the 19th century. Simpson additionally bargains a manner of figuring out contemporary differences within the international political order through recalling the teachings of the past--in specific, in the course of the contemporary violent conflicts in Kosovo and Afghanistan.

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20 g r e a t p o w e r s a n d o u t l aw s t a t e s imposition of legal hegemony at Vienna to the appearance of a pure theory of sovereign equality in the arguments of the small powers at The Hague. e. anti-pluralism. This, too, was a constituting element of juridical sovereignty and, like legalised hegemony, it arose at the beginning of the nineteenth century and was subject to renovation and renewal throughout the modern era before eventually resolving itself into a specific form of liberal anti-pluralism in the twentieth century.

G. ‘A New Stream of International Law Scholarship’ (1998) 7:1 Wisconsin International Law Journal, 1--49 and ‘Theses about International Law Discourse’ (1980) 23 German Yearbook of International Law, 353--91). J. Vasquez, The Power of Power Politics, 185. See R. B. J. Walker, Inside/Outside: International Relations as Political Theory (1993): ‘the very attempt to treat sovereignty as a matter of definition and legal principle encourages a certain amnesia about its historical and culturally specific character’ (166).

Op. 8 July), (1996) ICJ Rep. at 226. Ninic, The Problem of Sovereignty, 79. Territorial Jurisdiction of the International Commission of the River Oder, Judgment No. 16, 1929, PCIJ, Series A, No. 23, at 27. 30 (Ironically, it was the continuing authority of the 25 26 27 28 29 30 A less orthodox (and fascinating) perspective on the history of sovereign equality is found in J. Goebel, Equality of States. This tendency had accelerated with the split between Emperor and Pope in the Middle Ages. The Emperor had power but little universal authority while the Pope had universal authority but little power (Goebel, Equality of States, 34).

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