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PSCI 281 - The Nation State.pdf

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Political Science
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PSCI 281
Veronica Kitchen

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Handout – Lecture 6, The Nation State Major Questions:  What are the origins of the modern nation state?  What does it mean to be sovereign?  How has the norm of sovereignty changed over time?  How are the boundaries of the state produced and reproduced through foreign policy and dichotomies like inside/outside, Self/Other, domestic/foreign? Concepts and Definitions State Nation Sovereignty: the capacity and authority to control territory; the legitimate monopoly on violence within a defined territory Empirical sovereignty: the capacity to govern Juridical sovereignty: the legal right to govern, usually conferred externally through the UN and dipl
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