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A Thesis on Sovereignty; Politico – Economic Intervention and the Development of Underdevelopment in Sub Saharan Africa
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

International Relations are based on the summation that states, big or small, respect the integrity and autonomy of each other. However, to maintain this relationship a mechanism is required and invariably this mechanism violates the sovereignty rule it is intended to protect. Another reality of the current state of our global village is that while some part of the world is impressively rich, some part of it has remained underdeveloped. This thesis is about the relationship between the concepts of sovereignty and nonintervention and the rampant issue of underdevelopment in Sub Sahara Africa (SSA). By analyzing the colonial and post colonial mediums of intervention in SSA, we attempt an answer to the questions: firstly, is sovereignty such a cardinal and respected notion in IR and secondly, is intervention responsible for underdevelopment or is it a consequence of it.

At the end of this exercise, we will accept that the notion of sovereignty in IR is not much respected as far as poor regions are concerned and that the international mechanisms put in place to resolve the issue of poverty in the SSA have not been very successful and have invariably led to more and more forms of external intervention in the region.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 88 p.
National Category
Social Sciences Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-70556ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-A--11/01002--SEOAI: diva2:440426
Subject / course
Master Thesis in Political Science
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-09-19 Created: 2011-09-12 Last updated: 2011-09-21Bibliographically approved

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