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Суверенитет и мултилатерализам
Sovereignty and Multilateralism

Author(s): Zoran Pavlović, Nenad Avramović
Subject(s): Supranational / Global Economy, International Law, Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Economic development, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Институт за политичке студије
Keywords: sovereignty; state authority; international organizations; multilateralism; international law; liberal economy;

Summary/Abstract: Traditional understanding of the sovereignty, which is characterized by the supremacy and independence of state authority since the Peace of Westphalia until nowadays has suffered significant changes. The dominant international force has always been the disturbing factor of the state sovereignty. Upon the introduction of the multilateralism into the international relations, the process of institutional „seizing sovereignty“ has started, initiated by the construction of the world system of collective security, and then by global, trade, monetary, loan, i.e. economic needs of the most developed states. Institutionalization of the force in international framework is manifested through the status and decision-making of the permanent members of the UN Security Council. The erosion of state sovereignty is present through the functioning of military alliances, and the radical theory of limited sovereignty is being realized through military interventions upon the sovereign states. Regional organization of the states implies the reduction of sovereignty, and in the process of creation of the European Community/Union it has resulted in the making of supranational international organization.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 51-63
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Serbian