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Sovereignty : the Evolution of an Idea.

Author: Robert Jackson
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jackson, Robert.
Sovereignty : The Evolution of an Idea.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Jackson
ISBN: 9780745654720 074565472X
OCLC Number: 852758628
Description: 1 online resource (196 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; 1: Sovereignty and Modernity; Manifestations of sovereignty; Sovereignty and modernity; Independence and supremacy; Power, authority, responsibility; The discourse of sovereignty; 2: 'A Shocking Idea'; Europe before sovereignty; Respublica Christiana; The revolution of sovereignty; 3: Sovereigns of Europe and the World; The great transformation; The divine right of kings; Dynastic sovereignty; Western empires; Imperial sovereignty; 4: Popular Sovereignty; In the name of the people; Parliamentary sovereignty; Democratic sovereignty; Totalitarian sovereignty. National self-determinationTerritorial sovereignty; The end of sovereignty?; 5: Sovereignty and Humanity; Protecting human rights; Humanity discourse; Human rights, human wrongs, and sovereign states; Human rights under international law; Humanitarian intervention; 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; Notes; References; Index.

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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 mean.

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