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Continuity and Change in the Westphalian Order

Continuity and Change in the Westphalian Order

James Caporaso

ISBN: 978-0-631-22145-6

Nov 2000, Wiley-Blackwell

220 pages

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This special issue of International Studies Review focuses on the "Westphalian Moment" when the modern system of territorially organized states is said to have come into existence. The authors examine a number of issues relating to sovereignty in both its internal and external manifestations, including the role of norms in undermining non-sovereign forms of political organization, manifestations of exclusive authority over territory before Westphalia, the relationship between regional organizations and sovereign states, and the role of environmental interdependence in undermining sovereign institutions.

Changes in the Westphalian Order: Territory, Public Authority, and Sovereignty
James A. Caporaso

The Westphalian Deferral
David L. Blaney and Naeem Inayatullah

The End of Empire and the Extension of the Westphalian System: The Normative Basis of the Modern State Order
Hendrik Spruyt

Popes, Kings, and Endogenous Institutions: The Concordat of Worms and the Origins of Sovereignty
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Environment, Wealth, and Authority: Global Climate Change and Emerging Modes of Legitimation
Karen T. Litfin

Sovereignty Bargains in Regional Integration
Walter Mattli

Changing the Rules: Reconceiving Change in the Westphalian System
Kurt Burch


  • Focuses on the "Westphalian Moment" when the modern system of territorially organized states is said to have come into existence.
  • Authors examine a number of issues relating to sovereignty in both its internal and external manifestations, including the role of norms in undermining non-sovereign forms of political organization
  • Discusses how norms undermine non-sovereign forms of political organization.