Author: Robert Jackson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 074565472X
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Sovereignty is at the very centre of the political and legal arrangements of the modern world. The idea originated in the controversies and wars, both religious and political, of 16th and 17th century Europe and since that time it has continued to spread and evolve. Today sovereignty is a global system of authority: it extends across all religions, civilizations, languages, cultures, ethnic and racial groupings, and other collectivities into which humanity is divided. In this highly accessible book, Robert Jackson provides a concise and comprehensive introduction to the history and meaning of sovereignty. Drawing on a wide range of examples from the US Declaration of Independence to terrorist attacks of 9/11 he shows how sovereignty operates in our daily lives and analyses the issues raised by its universality and centrality in the organization of the world. The book covers core topics such as the discourse of sovereignty, the global expansion of sovereignty, the rise of popular sovereignty, and the relationship between sovereignty and human rights. It concludes by examining future challenges facing sovereignty in an era of globalization. This interdisciplinary study will be of interest to a wide range of students, academics and general readers who seek to understand this fundamental concept of the modern world.

Of Sovereignty

Author: Philemon Bliss
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584774916
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After serving on the benches of the Dakota Territory and the Missouri Supreme Court, Bliss [1814-1889] finished his career as the first dean of the law department of the University of Missouri. His fascinating Of Sovereignty tries to balance the argumentative excesses of both advocates of states' rights and of federal supremacy. In a rigorously argued thesis that discusses Austin, Cooley and Lieber at length, Bliss maintains that the term sovereignty had been so overused that it had lost its meaning. In the end sovereignty belongs to the Almighty alone; earthly subdivisions of this power can only be based on justice and reason.


Author: F. H. Hinsley
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521339889
Format: PDF
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Professor Hinsley's book, first published in 1966, offers a general survey of the history of the theory of sovereignty, which seeks to illuminate the theory's character and function by stressing the changing social, political and economic frameworks within and between the political societies in which it has developed. It also spans and connects the different intellectual aspects of the concept of sovereignty: philosophical, legal, historical and political. For this new edition Professor Hinsley has wholly rewritten the last chapter to bring the history up to date, and to make some new concluding remarks.

The Case for Sovereignty

Author: Jeremy A. Rabkin
Publisher: American Enterprise Institute
ISBN: 9780844741833
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This book goes beyond slogans and catchphrases to engage one of the most contested concepts in contemporary international politics: the sovereign rights of nation-states.

State Sovereignty as Social Construct

Author: Thomas J. Biersteker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521565998
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State sovereignty is an inherently social construct. This book describes, theorizes and illustrates the practices which have socially constructed, reproduced, reconstructed, and deconstructed various sovereign ideals and resistances to them.

Sovereignty Power Control

Author: John McLeod
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004113435
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This thorough study offers the opportunity to gain a clear understanding of the mechanics of political interaction in princely India (in the period 1916-1947) between the British colonial power, the princely rulers, and nationalist politicians. The first major scholarly contribution to an until now largely ignored field of interest.

The End of Sovereignty

Author: Transatlantic Policy Consortium. Annual Colloquium
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825892852
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The second volume of the Transatlantic Public Policy Series comprises contributions by members of the Transatlantic Policy Consortium (TPC). The 17 provocative contributions focus on the concept of internal and external sovereignty which is critical on both sides of the Atlantic. It is not easy to articulate the domain and limits of the state's control of its resources, its capacity to coerce activities within its borders, its powers to treat other states as co-equals across a border, or even implement its own defense, trade or regulatory policies. The volume provides a unique insight into these problems from a European and US perspective. David J. Eaton is the Bess Harris Jones Centennial Professor in Natural Policy Studies at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin.

Caribbean Sovereignty Development and Democracy in an Age of Globalization

Author: Linden Lewis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415536588
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Many of the nations of the Caribbean that have become independent states have maintained as a central, organizing, nationalist principle the importance in the beliefs of the ideals of sovereignty, democracy, and development. Yet in recent years, political instability, the relative size of these nations, and the increasing economic vulnerabilities of the region have generated much popular and policy discussions over the attainability of these goals. The geo-political significance of the region, its growing importance as a major transshipment gateway for illegal drugs coming from Latin America to the United States, issues of national security, vulnerability to corruption, and increases in the level of violence and social disorder have all raised serious questions not only about the notions of sovereignty, democracy, and development but also about the long-term viability of these nations. This volume is intended to make a strategic intervention into the discourse on these important topics, but the importance of its contribution resides in its challenge to conventional wisdom on these matters, and the multidisciplinary approach it employs. Recognized experts in the field identify these concerns in the context of globalization, economic crises, and their impact on the Caribbean.


Author: Apostle Samuel J. Ugochukwu
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462819737
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We face many things in life that are beyond our understanding, and we ask WHY? Sovereignty will answer those questions and will make us search and want to know God more. Our approach to daily life will change when we discover and understand that God alone is Sovereign. He is Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscience and there is no one else like Him. As you read Sovereignty, you will discover the magnitude of Gods power as He reveals Himself to you. He is the God of goodness, mercy, greatness and grace.

The Problem of Sovereignty in the Later Middle Ages

Author: Michael Wilks
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521070188
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Sovereignty has always been an important concept in political thought, and at no time in European history was it more important than during the perplexed conditions of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Universal government was a fading dream, giving way to the new conception of the national state and the whole basis of political thought was being reorientated by the influx of Aristotelian ideas. Dr Wilks's book is an attempt to clarify the more important problems in the political outlook of the period. He shows that at this time the theologians and literary writers, especially Augustinus Triumphus of Ancona, had built up a complete theory of sovereignty in favour of the papal monarchy, based on a neo-Platonic, Augustinian view of the church as a universal and totalitarian state.