Territories, Laws, Populations
A collection of essays that explores the different ways in which sovereign political forms have been defined and have defined themselves, placing recent debates about nations and national identity within a broader history of sovereignty, territory, and legality.
Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Sovereignty and the Study of States, by Douglas Howland and Luise White; 2. Sovereignty on the Isthmus: Federalism, U.S. Empire, and the Struggle for Panama during the California Gold Rush, by Aims McGuinness; 3. The Foreign and the Sovereign: Extraterritoriality in East Asia, by Douglas Howland; 4. Wilsonian Sovereignty in the Middle East: The King-Crane Commission Report of 1919, by Leonard V. Smith; 5. Colonial Sovereignty in Manchuria and Manchukuo, by David Tucker; 6. Alternatives to Empire: France and Africa after World War II, by Frederick Cooper; 7. The Ambiguities of Sovereignty: The United States and the Global Human Rights Cases of the 1940s and 1950s, by Mark Philip Bradley; 8. What Does It Take to Be a State? Sovereignty and Sanctions in Rhodesia, 1965-1980, by Luise White; 9. Legal Fictions after Empire, by John D. Kelly and Martha Kaplan; 10. Sovereignty after Socialism at Europe's New Borders, by Keith Brown; 11. Environmental Security, Spatial Preservation, and State Sovereignty in Central Africa, by Kevin C. Dunn; 12. The Paradox of Sovereignty in the Balkans, by Aida A. Hozic; 13. The Secret Lives of the "Sovereign": Rethinking Sovereignty as International Morality, by Siba N. Grovogui List of Contributors; Index