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The Concept of the State in International Relations: Philosophy, Sovereignty and Cosmopolitanism

Robert Schuett and Peter M. R. Stirk


This volume provides a collection of essays that, between them, offer a critical reassessment of the concepts of the state and sovereignty in international relations theory. Featuring contributions from some of the most reputed theorists on the subject, this book provides a coherent and, at the same time, distinctively pluralist set of original reflections on the role and nature of the state. It considers the concept of sovereignty and the challenges of globalisation and cosmopolitanism. The collection highlights the fact that the concept of the state plays a central role in international rela ... More

Keywords: international relations theory, sovereignty, cosmopolitanism, globalisation, sovereign state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748693627
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693627.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Schuett, editor
Durham University

Peter M. R. Stirk, author

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