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Claire Vergerio

Claire Vergerio is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Leiden University, where she specializes in the history of international relations and international law. She is at work on a book titled Beyond the Myth of Westphalia: States, International Law, and the Monopolization of the Right to Wage War.

Sovereign states have been mythologized as the natural unit of political order. History shows how new they are—and how we can think beyond them.

Claire Vergerio