International Cooperation Among States in Globalized Era: The Decline of State Sovereignty

- Koesrianti

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This article discusses the national sovereignty and regionalism in the context of the membership of a state into regional economic organisations. It concludes that in nowadays-shrinking world the traditional concept of sovereignty is less relevant since states have suffered a loss in their sovereignty. It found that member states of regional economic organisations have to cede a degree of sovereignty, such as in the EU. This phenomenon however is not the case for NAFTA and AFTA.


sovereignty; regional economic organisation; EU; NAFTA; AFTA

ISSN: 2356-2129