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Sravnitel’nyi analiz vospriniatii suvereniteta v SShA, Kitae i Rosii (Contrasting U.S., Сhinese, and Russian perceptions of sovereignty).
Sravnitel'naya Politika (Comparative Politics) (2012)
  • Charles E. Ziegler, University of Louisville
In the framework of the theory of realism three most powerful states of the modern world, Russia, China and the United States, tend to maintain their independence in dealing with domestic issues and to act freely in the international arena. The author suggests using a constructivist approach that focuses on originality standards and recognizes the impact of domestic policies on these standards, so it can explain the differences in the understanding of sovereignty in different countries. The political elites of Russia and China tend to believe that the guarantee of preserving the Westphalian sovereignty - a strong central government, while on the basis of the historical experience of the USA formed the ideal of decentralized management. American liberal internationalists and neoconservatives in general tend to abandon the traditional understanding of sovereignty in order to protect the population, the promotion of democracy, prosecution of terrorists and to ensure US hegemony. Russia and China consider sovereignty to an absolute the position, although they have made a number of concessions to the changing rules of the territorial integrity and humanitarian intervention. The author argues that an understanding of sovereignty (internal sovereignty and the sovereignty of interdependence in the terminology of Krasner) Russia, China and the United States is changing as a result of common interests and the need to counter the new global threats.
  • sovereignty,
  • the United States,
  • China,
  • Russia,
  • Great Power,
  • responsibility to protect,
  • Westphalian sovereignty,
  • domestic sovereignty,
  • the sovereignty of interdependence
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Charles E. Ziegler. "Sravnitel’nyi analiz vospriniatii suvereniteta v SShA, Kitae i Rosii (Contrasting U.S., Сhinese, and Russian perceptions of sovereignty)." Sravnitel'naya Politika (Comparative Politics) Vol. 3 Iss. 1 (2012) p. 400 - 417 ISSN: 2412-4990
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