EUROPEAN SPATIAL PLANNING BEYOND SOVEREIGNTY
Author:
Andreas Faludi
Title:
EUROPEAN SPATIAL PLANNING BEYOND SOVEREIGNTY
ISSN Code:
2566-2147
doi:
10.24306/TrAESOP.2020.02.002
Journal:
TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN SCHOOLS OF PLANNING
Edition:
Volume 4, Issue 2 | December 2020 | 99-110

By definition sovereign, States find themselves inescapably in a situation of permanent competition. Moreover, given that an inherent quality of sovereignty is to exclude obeying whomever else, nobody, neither individuals nor institutions can arbitrate between them. This being the case, in the international arena power becomes the one and only currency. It seems basic even to each State’s survival: in this endless competition, the sustainability of each depends on the capacity to maintain a sufficient level of power. What is ... needed is reflecting on new ways of adapting politics and democracy to the unique and universal world of networks...