Sovereignty Games

Instrumentalizing State Sovereignty in Europe and Beyond

  • Rebecca Adler-Nissen
  • Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. An Introduction to Sovereignty Games

    1. Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, Rebecca Adler-Nissen
      Pages 1-17
  3. Theoretical Perspectives

  4. Vertical Sovereignty Games

  5. Horizontal Sovereignty Games

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Rebecca Adler-Nissen, Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen
      Pages 197-209
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 211-252

About this book


This book offers an in-depth examination of the strategic use of State sovereignty in contemporary European and international affairs and the consequences of this for authority relations in Europe and beyond. It suggests a new approach to the study of State sovereignty, proposing to understand the use of sovereignty as games where States are becoming more instrumental in their claims to sovereignty and skilled in adapting it to the challenges that they face


Europe European Union European Union (EU)

Editors and affiliations

  • Rebecca Adler-Nissen
    • 1
  • Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of CopenhagenUK
  2. 2.Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)Institute of Law, Aarhus UniversityUK

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