One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2000
"Stephen Krasner played a key role in transforming state sovereignty from a neorealist presumption into an object of sustained inquiry. Thus his new book is particularly noteworthy. . . . Keeping different kinds of sovereignty straight is crucial to the study of international relations, whether at the hands of neorealists or constructivists, nonliberal institutionalists, or postmodernists."--Fred H. Lawson, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
"Krasner stakes out a rigorous and important position. This book is one that must be read by those who have the slightest interest in the history of international relations."--Virginia Quarterly Review
is a powerful and important book, destined to become a standard realist position in the current contexts of globalization and security theory."--Choice
From the Inside Flap
"Stephen Krasner weighs in on a growing debate over the continued relevance of sovereignty today. Is it declining or not? Is the state system about to be replaced by something else? Krasners book will spark much debate and become required reading for all those who wish to think seriously about the nature of sovereignty today."--Hendrik Spruyt, Columbia University
"Sovereignty: Organized Hypocrisy is a book with a provocative theme that is tracked through a variety of interesting cases to a conclusion that may help to clarify contemporary discussions of a central theoretical and practical issue in the discipline. It is likely to become a standard example of mainstream realist efforts to address the current generation of arguments that globalization is producing fundamental change in international relations."--Jack Donnelly, University of Denver
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