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2. Statehood & Sovereignity | India
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2.1 Imagination of State Sovereignty

2.1.1 Classic Sovereignty and the Civilizing Mission

Sovereignty is at the core of the concept of state. State being the centre of all imaginations in international law, quite naturally, state sovereignty has become the cardinal principle of international law. While state sovereignty is, in fact, only an abstraction, international legal di…

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Sreejith, S.G., Jamil, Haris and Babu, R. Rajesh, “2. Statehood & Sovereignity | India”, in: Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online, General Editor: Seokwoo Lee. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-8161_EPIL_COM_3041>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 20210922

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