Tag Archives: sovereignty

Japan summons China envoy over disputed isles

Japan has summoned the Chinese ambassador in protest over a flotilla of Chinese government ships that entered territorial waters near a disputed island chain. Japan’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday it had called in the envoy after eight Chinese vessels entered waters near the Senkaku islands, which China calls Diaoyu, the most in a single […]

Carlos Chiaramonte – Nation & State in Latin America: Political language during independence

Nation and State in Latin America begins by examining the effects on historians of the ideological and methodological prejudice spread by contemporary nationalism on the historical studies of Latin America. Chiaramonte analyzes uses of concepts such as “nation” and “state” in both Europe and the Americas. Chiaramonte considers the prominence of sovereign “pueblos” (cities and townships) […]

Falkland Islands to decide on political status in Referendum

Over the next few days, around 1,600 inhabitants of the Falkland Islands will be asked whether they wish to “retain their current political status as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom”. Never before in British history has the outcome of a referendum been so predictable, its purpose so provocative. The referendum, to be held on Sunday […]