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pooled sovereignty

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2018 | ISBN: 9780199670840
Published online January 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191749568
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A term used to denote the sharing of decision‐making powers between states in systems of international cooperation. Whereas unanimous decision‐making between states leaves sovereignty unscathed, given the right of any state to unilaterally veto decisions, pooling of sovereignty implies a departure from unanimous decision‐making. The most prominent system of international cooperation in which sovereignty is pooled is the ...

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