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Changing Norms through Actions: The Evolution of Sovereignty

Jennifer M. Ramos


This book seeks to explain one way in which international norms evolve. It argues that not only do norms change because of the evolution of ideas about the proper behavior of states, but also as a result of state action. The book focuses on the most important norm in the international system, the norm of sovereignty. The concept of sovereignty is moving towards one in which states that are unable or unwilling to fulfill their domestic and international obligations are forced to relinquish certain sovereign responsibilities to the international community. That is, states risk intervention by ot ... More

Keywords: military intervention, norms, terrorism, human rights, weapons of mass destruction, social psychology, sovereignty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199924844
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924844.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer M. Ramos, author
Loyola Marymount University