© 1997

Recognition of Governments

Legal Doctrine and State Practice, 1815–1995


Part of the Studies in Diplomacy book series (STD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. M. J. Peterson
    Pages 12-27
  3. M. J. Peterson
    Pages 28-50
  4. M. J. Peterson
    Pages 51-76
  5. M. J. Peterson
    Pages 77-85
  6. M. J. Peterson
    Pages 86-100
  7. M. J. Peterson
    Pages 101-122
  8. M. J. Peterson
    Pages 123-138
  9. M. J. Peterson
    Pages 139-153
  10. M. J. Peterson
    Pages 154-172
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 203-295

About this book


Provides a systematic comparison of legal scholars' views and governments' practice regarding the occasions for, criteria for, and effects of recognition. It traces the evolution from the 19th century practice basing recognition mainly on effective rule to more frequent use of additional criteria in the interwar and early Cold War, to the reassertion of the primacy of effective rule since 1970 and places it in the context of contemporaneous changes in world politics.


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