Topic：Sovereignty has been one of the fundamental concepts in International Relations since the Treaty of Westphalia and it is enshrined in the UN Charter in Article 2.1. Yet in an increasingly globalised world the sovereignty of states is being undermined and challenged in a variety of ways. Critically analyse the extent to which state sovereignty is being undermined using some of the issue areas covered in the course.
1700 words. (1650-1750)
The essay will be graded according to:
a) Your ability to summarise key themes
b) Your ability to critically engage the literature – that is, move beyond summary and into evaluation
c) Your ability to identify a range of bibliographical sources
d) Your adherence to the conventions of prose, presentation, referencing, etc.
e) The reading articles recommened should be mainly used, other information( books, journals, websites..) is also important to support your argument.
f) The Chicago reference style should be used (bibliography and footnotes). There are as least 8 references.
Especially B is the most important to get a high grade.
The recommend reading:
1. Colin Hay (2011), ‘Globalization’s impact on states’
2. Craig N, Murphy, ‘Global governance: poorly Done and poorly understood’
3. Alfredo Saad-Filho, ‘The “Rise of the South”: Global convergence at last?’
4. Davidson, Neil(2006) ‘China : Uneveness, combination, revolution?’