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Friday, 27 January 2017
BOOK PREVIEW [coming May 2017] Sovereignty Conflicts and International Law and Politics: A Distributive Justice Issue. Chapter Three: What should ‘shared sovereignty’ mean?
Sovereignty Conflicts and International Law and Politics
A Distributive Justice Issue
Jorge E. Núñez
About the Book
BOOK PREVIEW: Chapter One: Introduction.
BOOK PREVIEW: Chapter One: General structure.
BOOK PREVIEW: Chapter Two: Limited sovereignty.
What should ‘shared sovereignty’ mean?
If no sovereignty is absolute, all sovereignty is limited to an extent.
Chapter Two showed t
hat one of the ways in which sovereignty is
is the fact that it can be shared (e.g.
represented, the King and the Church, etc.). However, how can
be shared when dealing with States?
Unfortunately, there is no single answer
but there are various
ways in which sovereignty can be shared. That is to say, there are
various conceptions of ‘shared sovereignty’. Amongst all the
onceptions of ‘shared
sovereignty’, there is one that may be
used to solve sovereignty conflicts—that is not out there
intends to propose. This Chapter discusses a possible way of
‘shared sovereignty’ in order to address some
Many scholars in legal and political theory and international
relations use the expression ‘shared sovereignty’ and similar
terminology to refer to various different realities. It is mainly for
this reason, and in order to avoid unnecessary confusion, that
different conceptions will be given a specific name.
The list may not be exhaustive and it does not need to be. This
is because the aim is solely to illustrate the actual vast use of
terms that at first glance appear appropriate in discussing
international conflicts. By arguing against these previous views
it will be possible to define negatively the features that should
denote ‘shared sovereignty’. As a result, this will lead to
characterising the problems that a reconceived conception should
address in order to offer a just and fair solution for sovereignty
More preview posts coming in 2017.
Dr Jorge Emilio Núñez
Egalitarian Shared Sovereignty
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