||Author Matthew Craven discusses the prominence of state succession in international law and the doubt and confusion as to the content of the application of relevant rules and principles. Specifically, this article looks at two problems, that of substance and methodology and problems of analytical structure. In conclusion, Mr. Craven asserts that international law needs to incorporate a substantive conception of the state as opposed to a formal conception of state.
This article was published in the European Journal of International Law (9 EJIL 1, 1998). The document is availble in both an HTML format and as a downloadable PDF document.