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Anokhina A. A. Constitutional Legal Analysis of the Correlation and Interaction between the Terms and Concepts of «Sovereignty», «Independence» and «State Integrity». Izv. Saratov Univ., Economics. Management. Law, 2015, vol. 15, iss. 3, pp. 330-?. DOI:

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Constitutional Legal Analysis of the Correlation and Interaction between the Terms and Concepts of «Sovereignty», «Independence» and «State Integrity»

Sovereignty, independence and state integrity are
crucial to the functioning of any state because they are directly linked
to the maintenance of state security. However, it can be acknowledged
that at the present time, despite the heightened interest in the abovementioned
categories, the science of law and the Russian legal system
lack a uniform and consistent approach to the interpretation of the terms
«sovereignty», «independence» and «state integrity». Considering the
importance of these conditions for the stable existence and sustainable
growth of the state, it is necessary to address the question what the
abovementioned categories are and how do they correlate and interact
with each other and analyze these aspects in this paper. Methods.
Basic theoretical methods and special methods were used to achieve
the goals of this research paper. The methods include but are not
limited to: analysis, synthesis, logical methods, dialectical methods,
and systematic-structural methods. The use of the abovementioned
methods was instrumental to the thorough research of the interdependent
objects in interaction and the identification of separate elements
of the researched categories, which, in turn, gave me the opportunity
to draw the proper generalizations and conclusions. Results. In the
course of the research, the author has come to the conclusion that the
terms «sovereignty», «independence» and «state integrity» differ from
each other. And yet these categories are inextricably linked and have
certain elements in common. These categories influence each other,
mutually changing each other. The loss of one category threatens the
future existence and functioning of the other categories


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