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Julia Kapelańska-Pręgowska

and explain which meaning is used for the purposes of the article. In this part of the article I will also discuss the relationship between jurisdiction and sovereignty and present divergent opinions on whether asserting extraterritorial jurisdiction poses a threat to State sovereignty and

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Merle Lassen

achieve. 4 Could sub-seabed storage be the salvation? Who may carry out sub-seabed storage in which part of the sea? Can the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 5 ( losc ) be interpreted as to place equitability over sovereignty? Sub-seabed storage is a controversial topic that entails

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Phil C.W. Chan

China’s rise has aroused apprehension that it will revise the current rules of international order to pursue and reflect its power, and that, in its exercise of State sovereignty, it is unlikely to comply with international law. This book explores the extent to which China’s exercise of State sovereignty since the Opium War has shaped and contributed to the legitimacy and development of international law and the direction in which international legal order in its current form may proceed. It examines how international law within a normative–institutional framework has moderated China’s exercise of State sovereignty and helps mediate differences between China’s and other States’ approaches to State sovereignty, such that State sovereignty, and international law, may be better understood.
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Steve Viner

be determined that they exist. This article has five sections. First, I explain why this issue is important to international criminal law. The account of “recognitional legitimacy” that one supports can have a significant impact on one’s view of state sovereignty and jurisdictional claims. Second

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From ‘Men of Prowess’ to Religious Militias

Informal Sovereignties in Southeast Asia

Joshua Barker

informal sovereignties. Hansen and Stepputat (2006) employ this term to describe the grey areas of political authority that, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, seem to increasingly surround, penetrate, contest and supplement the spheres of formal authority once enjoyed by nation-states. Like

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Sovereignty, Power, Control

Politics in the State of Western India, 1916-1947

John Edmond McLeod

Between 1916 and 1947 power structures in present-day Gujarat were determined by three political factors: the princes of these states of Western India, the nationalist politicians, and the British paramount power. This book pictures the patterns of interaction between the three agents.
The author first defines the interests of the three parties. In several case studies it becomes clear how their relationship was shaped by the typical pursuit of sovereignty by the rulers, power by the politicians, and control by the British. Essential topics such as the princes' right to collect duty on imported goods, the debate over the tiny states in the Gujarat, the British policy towards youthful princes, and the honours system are carefully explored.
This thorough study offers the opportunity to gain a clear understanding of the mechanics of political interaction in princely India. This is the first major scholarly contribution to an until now largely ignored field of interest.
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Harry Gelber

Is it true that the forces of technology and interdependence have undermined the sovereignty of modern states? This book argues powerfully that the opposite is true: that over the past quarter century the major industrial states - the US, Britain, France, Germany and Japan - have mostly used these forces, often in novel ways, to pursue national purposes. The nation-state framework has, over that period, remained the basis of legitimate political authority and law. There has been a huge increase in the scope, incidence and detail of state regulation to manage, among other things, both the domestic economy and the effects of transnational flows. International management almost invariably depends upon state consent. The power of the state has never, anywhere, been absolute and its methods of management have always been changeable. But there is no evidence that its managerial effectiveness has, overall, been less in 1995 than in 1975 or 1965.
This book therefore takes strong issue with much of the literature on interdependence and international organisation which has appeared in recent times. It is especially useful for those trying to understand the larger framework within which business must operate or the sources of authority for anyone's plan to manage problems of financial or population flows, of transnational conservation problems or of trade. The book will also be of particular use in graduate and senior undergraduate courses in international relations or organisation.
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Derrida, Democracy and Political Theology

Dimitris Vardoulakis

when talking about deconstruction in the political realm. It first appears in “Faith and Knowledge” in the context of discussing religion. This will inform the political theological presentation of sovereignty in Rogues . 3 This theological political aspect is encapsulated in his assertion, repeated

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Daniel Aguirre and Irene Pietropaoli

still confront authoritarianism nourished by strong assertions of sovereignty. This sovereignty is protected by the norm of non-interference 4 and justified by member-state claims that human rights threaten stability, limit their economic development policy and impede their ability to attract foreign

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Christopher Lauer

set up his critique of sovereignty from the standpoint of philosophy or absolute knowing. While religion still clings to a vision of humanity as sovereign over nature, its origin in gratitude for creation proves to be incompatible with this vision. Keywords Hegel, Philosophy of Religion, gift