State Sovereignty and Economic Interdependence Case Study by Elizabeth

State Sovereignty and Economic Interdependence
An analysis of the rise of international interdependence, using the European Union as a case study.
# 27114 | 1,074 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2003 | US

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State sovereignty, although detrimental in some regards, remains necessary and valuable. Despite impeding the establishment of powerful international institutions, state sovereignty insures greater political and military independence, advantages that states are unlikely to sacrifice for economic reasons. This essay uses the example of the European Union to explain the ways in which economic interdependence does not necessarily imply political or military interdependence. It explains the importance and necessity of state sovereignty.

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"Although the EU has established some institutions resembling an increased tendency toward interdependence and shows signs of expanding to encompass more countries in the future, its actual degree of interdependence is questionable. Realists state that "real interdependence required that states experience mutual vulnerability," something that European states seem unwilling to do (Lieber 363). Nineteenth and twentieth century nationalism frequently arose and was solidified because of wars, and there has been no similar situation to link the continent of Europe into a common statehood."

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