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  • in reply to: Westphalian sovereignty #9780
    JMEnglish
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    Understood! Thank you Professor!

    in reply to: Westphalian sovereignty #9755
    JMEnglish
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    Hi Professor Jewell,

    I think you hit upon what i was trying get to on the notion that the Treaty of Westphalia was the beginning of the “modern nation-state”. As you seem to suggest, this may be a dubious claim.

    My specific question is how much does the notion of what does it mean to be ‘sovereign’ go back to the Treaty of Westphalia. If I tell someone in my office, or among friends that I consider myself ‘sovereign’ they would probably mock me.

    Does the modern day understanding of sovereignty being known as a nation-state trace its roots to the Treaty?

    I hope that make sense. In any event, I appreciate your response, and thank you for getting back to me.

    Warm regards,
    Mark

    in reply to: Westphalian sovereignty #9701
    JMEnglish
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    Also do the existence of NGOs, globalizations, pension plans like CALPERS which through its investments can shake governments cancel out Westphalia? Or is what is happening in the Ukraine existence of it being alive and well?

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