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Westphalian

[west′fāl·yən]
(geology)
A European stage of Upper Carboniferous geologic time, forming the Middle Pennsylvanian, above upper Namurian and below Stephanian.
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From this perspective, the French Revolution represented a shocking reemergence of precisely the sort of dogmatic, missionary ideology that the Westphalian system was supposed to have overcome.
For much of its history, America distained the Westphalian concept and the European system of alliances as fundamentally immoral.
To put it differently, the Westphalian system evolved feudal serfdom into a more sustainable model of chattel ownership.
The shift of focus on the ISIS had much to do with the concerns that were personally conveyed to the West by regional leaders in the Middle East and the Gulf, stating that if the ISIS triumphs, then it will be a negation of post Westphalian order.
No longer is conflict waged in the grand Westphalian state-on-state manner; rather, it is "primarily taking place between states and nonstate armed groups that [are] frequently supported by political, social, religious, and criminal movements" (p.
The author's arguments and recommendations turn the Westphalian state system on its head.
The volume in evidence "The State and the global interdependence" is a comparative study of the defining elements of the traditional Westphalian states and of the post-Westphalian ones, within the conditions of the global interdependence.
The squad met up yesterday in Dusseldorf and will remain in the North-Rhein Westphalian capital until Friday night's game in Cologne, after which they will spend two more days in the city before travelling to Sweden for their final qualifying fixture.
Kang challenges Eurocentric assumptions such as the norms and rules surrounding the Westphalian system in which obviously states and their sovereignty are in basic regarded as equal.
He said that this situation needed to be avoided at all costs so as to ensure that no artificial divisions are created in the World Wide Web (WWW) on ideological entities and Westphalian lines.
The first five chapters address conceptual issues, including the main understandings of security governance, the implications of the absence of homogeneity among Westphalian and post-Westphelian states for security cooperation and governance frameworks, the ways that different state and non-state actors make use of the concept of human security, the ways in which multilateralism is conceived in the European Security Strategy document, and the changes to the EU approach to multilateralism wrought by the entering into force of the Lisbon Treaty.