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Sovereignty

The legal right of a state to govern its own affairs in its own territory without outside interference. Sovereignty may reside with an individual (such as a monarch, sometimes known as a sovereign), a body (such as a parliament) or with the populace as a whole. The notion of sovereignty is less clear in federal governments like the U.S. and Canada, as sovereignty is split between the national government and the regional governments. This is a matter of considerable controversy in some countries.
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The reality is that, despite various weaknesses, a system based on state sovereignty and territorial integrity -- supported by international law and norms -- is essential to constraining states, especially powerful states, and to providing a degree of global stability.
The book centers on two premises: "First, that federalism and state sovereignty became near synonymous terms during the founding period" and second "that the idea of popular sovereignty at the time of the founding was not tied to the broader notion of a national popular sovereignty" (1).
When public office holders are allowed to hold foreign nationalities or commercial conflicts of interest, then state sovereignty becomes a casualty.
The law on Donbas reintegration outlines the peculiarities of the state policy on securing Ukraine's state sovereignty in temporarily occupied territories in Donbas.
One problem with the state sovereignty view, I argue, is that it is insensitive to the ways in which members and nonmembers relate to one another.
Coleman rebuts such scholarship by making three related points about state sovereignty. First, a version of it was at the very core of Revolutionary thinking: the argument against Parliament's right to govern internal colonial affairs was explicitly premised on the sovereign right of the colonies to rule themselves, in conjunction with the monarch.
We do see some value in the compact but strongly believe the enhanced compact must first address license jurisdiction and state sovereignty.
The first section, addresses understandings of the Haitian Revolution in the developing public sphere of the early United States, from theories of state sovereignty to events in the street; from the economic interests of U.S.
While some opinions state that the law is based on state sovereignty, others hold that it is instead derived exclusively from the Due Process Clause's concern for fairness.
It coincided with the so-called unipolar moment following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, and the emergence of human security, notably in the 1994 United Nation's (UN) Development Programme's Human Development Report, whose second chapter is appropriately entitled "New Dimensions of Human Security." (2) Although state sovereignty continues to be the building block of local, national, and international relations and global governance, its real power to enact responsibilities and assume accountability for the provision of the rights of its citizens has arguably waned--not uniformly but almost regardless of whether the state in question is considered consolidated, fragile, or failing/failed.
That means that the state sovereignty which was lost during the negotiations in Brussels, in Przino Municipality, in the Embassies, under the auspices of EU bureaucrats and following Priebe's report and agenda, must be restored soon and we must show that we are not a tribe that doesn't have a collective self-awareness but are proud of our national history.

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