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A Solution to the Crimean Crisis: Egalitarian Shared Sovereignty applied to Russia, Ukraine, and Crimea

Nunez, JE (2017) A Solution to the Crimean Crisis: Egalitarian Shared Sovereignty applied to Russia, Ukraine, and Crimea. Europe-Asia Studies, 69 (8). pp. 1163-1183. ISSN 0966-8136

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Abstract

Sovereignty is intrinsic to conflict in international relations. There are various sovereignty disputes around the world caught between legal and political limbo, the status quo and continuous tension, with various negative consequences for all the parties involved. It is increasingly clear that the available remedies have been less than successful, and that a peaceful and definitive solution is needed. The essay considers how theories of distributive justice, and particularly the hypothetical thought experiments proposed by Rawlsian theory, can be used productively with the concept of sovereignty and explores the possibility of a solution for sovereignty conflicts such as the Crimean case by the application of a Rawlsian methodology.

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