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The Loss of Sovereignty Control and the Illusion of Building Walls

Elia Pusterla, Francesca Piccin


This paper addresses "walls" as a traditional tool used to establish and preserve sovereignty in different political contexts. By discussing the process of the loss of sovereignty control by states, attention is placed on the impact of phenomena, such as interdependence and integration, on the redefinition of sovereignty repositories. The main hypothesis of this paper is the appearance of an unorganized hypocrisy of sovereignty. Accordingly, states, despite their efforts put in to preserving their control on sovereignty, cannot really build walls anymore.

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