Sovereign state

  • member states of the united nations (un), as defined by the un. all members of the un are sovereign states, though not all sovereign states are necessarily members.

    a sovereign state, in international law, is a political entity that is represented by one centralized government that has sovereignty over a geographic area. international law defines sovereign states as having a permanent population, defined territory, one government, and the capacity to enter into relations with other sovereign states.[1] it is also normally understood that a sovereign state is neither dependent on nor subjected to any other power or state.[2]

    according to the declarative theory of statehood, a sovereign state can exist without being recognised by other sovereign states.[3][4] unrecognised states will often find it difficult to exercise full treaty-making powers or engage in diplomatic relations with other sovereign states.[5]

  • westphalian sovereignty
  • recognition
  • relationship between state and government
  • state extinction
  • ontological status of the state
  • trends in the number of states
  • see also
  • references
  • further reading
  • external links

Member states of the United Nations (UN), as defined by the UN. All members of the UN are sovereign states, though not all sovereign states are necessarily members.

A sovereign state, in international law, is a political entity that is represented by one centralized government that has sovereignty over a geographic area. International law defines sovereign states as having a permanent population, defined territory, one government, and the capacity to enter into relations with other sovereign states.[1] It is also normally understood that a sovereign state is neither dependent on nor subjected to any other power or state.[2]

According to the declarative theory of statehood, a sovereign state can exist without being recognised by other sovereign states.[3][4] Unrecognised states will often find it difficult to exercise full treaty-making powers or engage in diplomatic relations with other sovereign states.[5]