Graduation Year

2017

Date of Submission

4-2017

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

International Relations

Reader 1

Jennifer Taw

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Abstract

This paper provides a theoretical model of the state response to the discovery of a peacetime covert operation. Building upon Stephen Krasner's theory of Westphalian sovereignty, the argument is presented that the direct and covert application of force constitutes a violation of national sovereignty. Taking the state's monopoly on control and authority to be the basis of national sovereignty, this paper shows that states will respond most substantively to the discovery of a covert operation when authority is challenged.

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