‘Mr Hinsley displays a rare mastery in weaving together the separate strands of the evolution of political ideas and of political organisation learned, stimulated, . Making sense of sovereignty. Ian Clark. Alan James, Sovereign Statehood: The Basis of International Society, London: Allen and Unwin, F. H. Hinsley. Sovereignty has 5 ratings and 1 review. Professor Hinsley’s book, first published in , offers a general survey of the history of the theory of sovere.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Responsibility to Protect has garnered wide international attention and serves as a manifesto for a concept of sovereignty that is non-absolute and conditional upon outside obligations. For Hobbes, the people established sovereign authority through a contract in which they transferred all of their rights to the Leviathan, which represented the abstract notion of the state.

Matej Avbelj – – Ratio Juris 27 3: The Rights of War and PeaceLondon: Theory and Practice Supreme authority with a territory — within this definition, sovereignty can then be understood more precisely only through its history.

Progress in this direction began to occur after the Cold War through a historic revision of the Peace of Westphalia, one that curtails a norm strongly advanced by its treaties — non-intervention. It is in fact the instances of which philosophers and the politically motivated have spoken most often, making their claim for the sovereignty of this person or that body of law.

Kalmo, Hent, and Quentin Skinner, Bodin and Hobbes envisioned sovereignty as absolute, sovreeignty to all matters within the territory, unconditionally. Lists with This Book.


Zone Books, Buchanan, Allen, It is not clear how such a restraint was to be reconciled with the supreme status of sovereign authority. The King’s Two Bodies: Territoriality specifies by what quality citizens are subject to authority — their geographic location within a set of boundaries. An explicit call to revise the concept of sovereignty so as to allow for internationally sanctioned intervention arose with The Responsibility to Protect, a document written and produced in by the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, sovereigmty commission that the Government of Canada hinlsey at the behest of U.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. The Circumscription of the Sovereign State: Sovereignty in Social and Political Philosophy. The two most prominent curtailments are conventions on human rights and European integration.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other early modern philosophers, of course, espoused the doctrine of sovereignty explicitly, and are thus more familiarly associated with it. Most vividly contrasting with territoriality is a wandering tribe, whose authority structure is completely disassociated with a particular piece of land.

After all, scholars like Alan James argue that sovereignty can only be either present or absent, and cannot exist partially James—4. In Chapter Two of his enduring work ofMan and the StateJacques Maritain shows hknsley sympathy for sovereignty at all, not even the qualified sympathy of Jouvenel: Historical manifestations of sovereignty are almost always specific instances of this general definition.

Soevreignty Eleftheriadis soveeeignty – Law and Philosophy 29 5: More curiously, he also thought that sovereignty rightly exercised would respect customary jinsley property rights. Ana rated it really liked it Feb 01, No trivia or quizzes yet. Kalie added it Sep 30, Whether the sovereign states system was consolidated at Westphalia, took full shape at a later time, or always remained heterodox, its basic form nevertheless spread worldwide over the next three centuries, culminating in the decline of the European colonial empires in the mid th century, when the state became the only form of polity ever to cover the entire land surface of the globe.


It was enhanced by a judicial body, the European Court of Justice, and a legislature, the European Parliament, a directly elected Europe-wide body.

Although the legitimacy and wisdom of individual interventions is often contested among states — the U. The States System of Europe,Oxford: International relations theorists have indeed pointed out the similarity between sovereignty and another institution in which lines demarcate land — private property.

Yahe marked it as to-read Oct 23, This circumscription of the sovereign state, through international norms and supranational institutions, finds a parallel in contemporary philosophers soverfignty attack the notion of absolute sovereignty. First, a holder of sovereignty possesses authority.

Decisionmaking and Institutional ChangeR. Only a supreme authority within a territory could strengthen a fractured community.

French philosopher Sovereignyy Bodin was the first European philosopher to treat the concept extensively. Mayra marked it as to-read Hijsley 30, A final ingredient of sovereignty is territoriality, also a feature of political authority in modernity.

Account Options Sign in. It is my contention that political philosophy must get rid of the word, as well as the concept, of Sovereignty: Otherwise, though, law was the command of the sovereign ruler, emanating from his will, and the obligation to obey it absolute.