International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

POLITICAL AND GEOGRAPHIC ASPECTS OF STATENESS (ANALYSIS OF MICROSTATES' EXPERIENCE)1
Mr. Igor Okunev

Abstract
In the modern world, sovereignty is not an attribute, but the cause of stateness, and key political and geographical ground of sovereignty is the polity location relatively the balancing of power between different actors of world politics. Space is not able to determine the sovereignty of the territory, but may limit the choice of paths and tools of stateness. These conclusions are based on experience of the microstates sovereignty analysis. The stateness in the microstates is not a stable condition but a developing process. It is not a background for political institutions formation but a reaction on the external political processes when a small state starts using all the internal political instrument to accommodate this challenge.

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