Limitation of state sovereignty in the conditions of globalization: theoretical and legal aspect

Mariia Antsyferova, Victoria Chornopyska "Limitation of state sovereignty in the conditions of globalization: theoretical and legal aspect."

Lviv Polytechnic National University, Institute of Jurisprudence and Psychology
Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine

In the article, the author discusses the current state and use of the concept of state sovereignty in international law. The author analyzes the issue of limiting sovereignty from the standpoint of real and recent examples in international practice. The article also attempts to trace the evolution of ideas about state sovereignty and analyzes various theoretical and legal approaches to the signs of sovereignty. It was determined that the specific forms of limitation of sovereignty are full and partial (as a result of annexation or gradual inclusion of the territory into another state), as well as voluntary and forced (voluntary entry into any supranational association, for example, the European Union, or restrictions imposed as a result of international interventions in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Syria) restrictions. Based on the results, it is concluded that the observed erosion of the concept of state sovereignty threatens the destruction of the modern system of international relations and the erosion of the very concept of the state as we know and understand it today. One of the drivers of this process is globalization, within the framework of which the sovereign state becomes "redundant" and, in fact, "unnecessary", causing a quick return to the state "before Westphalia", characterized primarily by a huge number of political overlords, whose sovereignty has a weak connection with any separate formal state entities.

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