Sovereignty as Value

André Santos Campos (Editor/Coordinator), Susana Cadilha (Editor/Coordinator)

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Sovereignty as Value is one of the first books to examine sovereignty using solely a normative approach. Through fourteen original essays, the book seeks to understand its viability in a globalized world, thus taking into account the inclusion of a language of rights, limitation and legitimacy. The authors’ focus is on whether sovereignty as a normative concept might be understood as a criterion of legitimate power and authority; as a foundational concept of public ethics applied to political and legal institutions. How should notions of legitimacy be linked with the notion of sovereignty? In what manner is sovereignty challenged by territoriality and territorial control? How does sovereignty relate to political legitimacy? Are all the forms of sovereign authority legitimate? Does the project of advancing human rights globally conflict with the logic of exclusion inherent in the classic notion of national sovereignty? These are some of the questions that will be assessed in this collective volume.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRowman & Littlefield International
Number of pages286
ISBN (Electronic)978-1786615886
ISBN (Print)978-1786615879
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameValues and Identities: Crossing Philosophical Borders


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