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The International OrderThe concept of a Westphalian international order, composed of territorial, sovereign states,underpins much of our understanding of the international system. It is important torecognize, however, that this model of international relations (which sees formally equal,separate, sovereign states interacting in an anarchical international system) is rooted in aspecific time and place (17-18thc. Europe).What happens if one turns the gaze away from Europe? How did other parts of the world /polities engage with one another historically? What forms of authority and legitimacy didthese polities rely on? How (and how far) did the idea of Westphalian sovereignty andinternational relations come to be accepted as the plank of international relations, leading toa transition in the international system?SeminarIssues to think about:How were European international relations (both historically, and conceptually i.e.

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Term
Winter
Professor
Ameri
Tags
Sovereignty, international systems

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