In Search of Sovereignty: Central and Eastern Europe, 1956-1989

Kemp-Welch, Anthony (2016) In Search of Sovereignty: Central and Eastern Europe, 1956-1989. Corvinus Journal of International Affairs, 1 (3). pp. 28-41. DOI

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International theory is replete with contested concepts, none more than state sovereignty. Although embodied in the UN Charter, it came under continuous strain during the early Cold War, culminating in the crucial year of 1956. Subsequent Soviet ideologists sought to justify the invasion of Czechoslovakia as „limited sovereignty”, dubbed by US analysts the "Brezhnev Doctrine". A few Western scholars thought this ended with the "non-invasion" of Poland in 1980-1981, but Russian archives reveal that it was not annulled until spring 1989.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:sovereignty, Brezhnev Doctrine, non-invasion, annulment
Subjects:International relations
ID Code:2530
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:09 Dec 2016 10:31
Last Modified:22 Jan 2018 15:15

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