In an unusually interesting conference held in Kadoma, Zimbabwe, early in 1993, in a post-Cold War era desperately searching for directions amidst crumpled signposts and snakeoil prophets, conversation centred, predictably enough, upon the fate of claims about state sovereignty under contemporary conditions. They focussed especially on the status of sovereignty under those conditions that have been ascribed to something called the Third World.1 Only slightly less predictably, conversation became especially heated around questions about language (in the broadest sense implied by terms like ‘ideology’ and ‘discourse’) and around the sharply diverging readings of contemporary trajectories offered by analysts deemed to be representative of North and South.
KeywordsInternational Relation Sovereign State State Sovereignty Modem World World Capitalist Economy
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