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Sovereignty Regimes and the Norm of Noninterference in the Global South: Regional and Temporal Variation

Sovereignty Regimes and the Norm of Noninterference in the Global South: Regional and Temporal... Global Governance 21 (2015), 275–298 Sovereignty Regimes and the Norm of Noninterference in the Global South: Regional and Temporal Variation Brooke Coe State sovereignty is a fundamental organizing principle of international re- lations. Although always imperfectly respected, the sovereignty norm-set— territorial integrity, sovereign equality, and noninterference—carries enormous weight. It is not, however, static or monolithic, and this article seeks to historicize and contextualize sovereignty in the Global South by ex- amining one of its essential components, the norm of noninterference. Making use of qualitative and quantitative evidence, it argues that the norm of noninterference, held sacrosanct in developing regions during the postdecolonization era, has eroded in important ways in Latin America and Africa as regional interference practices in response to domestic crises have gained legitimacy in the post–Cold War era. Noninterference has mean- while been upheld and protected to a much greater degree in Southeast Asia. KEYWORDS: sovereignty, regionalism, Global South. STATE SOVEREIGNTY IS A FUNDAMENTAL ORGANIZING PRINCIPLE OF INTERNA- tional relations. Although always imperfectly respected, the sovereignty norm-set—most essentially territorial integrity, sovereign equality, and non- interference—carries enormous weight. It is not, however, static. In fact, the current status of state sovereignty is the subject of some debate. Have http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

Sovereignty Regimes and the Norm of Noninterference in the Global South: Regional and Temporal Variation

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1075-2846
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1942-6720
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10.1163/19426720-02102006
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Abstract

Global Governance 21 (2015), 275–298 Sovereignty Regimes and the Norm of Noninterference in the Global South: Regional and Temporal Variation Brooke Coe State sovereignty is a fundamental organizing principle of international re- lations. Although always imperfectly respected, the sovereignty norm-set— territorial integrity, sovereign equality, and noninterference—carries enormous weight. It is not, however, static or monolithic, and this article seeks to historicize and contextualize sovereignty in the Global South by ex- amining one of its essential components, the norm of noninterference. Making use of qualitative and quantitative evidence, it argues that the norm of noninterference, held sacrosanct in developing regions during the postdecolonization era, has eroded in important ways in Latin America and Africa as regional interference practices in response to domestic crises have gained legitimacy in the post–Cold War era. Noninterference has mean- while been upheld and protected to a much greater degree in Southeast Asia. KEYWORDS: sovereignty, regionalism, Global South. STATE SOVEREIGNTY IS A FUNDAMENTAL ORGANIZING PRINCIPLE OF INTERNA- tional relations. Although always imperfectly respected, the sovereignty norm-set—most essentially territorial integrity, sovereign equality, and non- interference—carries enormous weight. It is not, however, static. In fact, the current status of state sovereignty is the subject of some debate. Have

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Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Aug 19, 2015

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