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Sovereignty / Edition 1

Sovereignty / Edition 1

by Robert Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745623379

ISBN-13: 9780745623375

Pub. Date: 10/28/2007

Publisher: Wiley

This highly accessible book provides a concise and comprehensive introduction to the history and meaning of sovereignty. Drawing on a wide range of examples, it shows how sovereignty operates in our daily lives and analyses the issues raised by its universality and centrality in the organization of the world.

Overview

This highly accessible book provides a concise and comprehensive introduction to the history and meaning of sovereignty. Drawing on a wide range of examples, it shows how sovereignty operates in our daily lives and analyses the issues raised by its universality and centrality in the organization of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745623375
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Series:
Polity Key Concepts in the Social Sciences Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
872,105
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Chapter 1 Sovereignty and Modernity.

Manifestations of Sovereignty.

Sovereignty and Modernity.

Independence and Supremacy.

Power, Authority, Responsibility.

The Discourse of Sovereignty.

Chapter 2 'A Shocking Idea'.

Europe before Sovereignty.

Respublica Christiana.

The Revolution of Sovereignty.

Chapter 3 Sovereigns of Europe and the World.

The Great Transformation.

The Divine Right of Kings.

Dynastic Sovereignty.

Western Empires.

Imperial Sovereignty.

Chapter 4 Popular Sovereignty.

In the Name of the People.

Parliamentary Sovereignty.

Democratic Sovereignty.

Totalitarian Sovereignty.

National Self-Determination.

Territorial Sovereignty.

The End of Sovereignty?.

Chapter 5 Sovereignty and Humanity.

Protecting Human Rights.

Humanity Discourse.

Human Rights, Human Wrongs, and Sovereign States.

Human Rights under International Law.

Humanitarian Intervention.

Chapter 6 Sovereignty and Globalization.

9/11 and the State.

The Globalization Thesis.

The Sovereign States System.

Presuppositions of a States System.

Between Past and Future

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