This Article makes observations on the concept of sovereignty; we suggest that the concept be studied using the contextual mapping method articulated by the New Haven School of jurisprudence. We observe tension in applying the concept to developing and developed states, and explore the possibility that sovereignty can be abused. We propose state typologies to explore the concept further and to scrutinize the accommodations of authority and control.
Winston P. Nagan & Craig Hammer, The Changing Character of Sovereignty in International Law and International Relations, 43 Colum. J. Transnat'l L. 141 (2004), available at http://scholarship.law.ufl.edu/facultypub/595