A Commentary on Spinoza's "Political Treatise" in the Context of His System
Edited by Wolfgang Bartuschat, Stephan Kirste and Manfred Walther
“sovereign power” would interest Derrida, who never tired of trying to locate the limits of all onto-theological or theologico-political determinations of sovereignty. Hence Derrida in 1989, six years after the first Geschlecht essay, continues his critique of Heidegger regarding the human
Clive Schofield and Richard Schofield
Introduction Islands represent a longstanding source of dispute in the law of the sea and a major source of friction in maritime relations between States. This is arguably especially the case in East and Southeast Asia where multiple contentious sovereignty disputes over islands remain unresolved
recurring themes of dissent exist with varying degrees of emphasis from R2P opponents. Conventional depictions of R2P opposition, such as the absolute sovereignty or North vs. South explanations, are therefore inadequate representations of the diverse range of arguments employed by dissenters. Next it
laws of war apply in a potential armed conflict in cyberspace. 8 The Tallinn Manual is a case in point. Although it does include general topics of public international law, such as issues related to sovereignty, jurisdiction and state responsibility, it is primarily devoted to the use of force and the
Legal Lessons from the Decolonization of Sub-Saharan Africa
Gerard Kreijen and Sir Robert Y. Jennings, QC
Written in a style both provocative and unorthodox and using convincing arguments, this study casts doubt on some of the most sacred principles of the modern doctrine of international law. It establishes that the declaratory theory of recognition cannot satisfactorily explain the continuing existence of failed States. It also demonstrates that the principled assertion of the right to self-determination as the basis for independence in Africa has turned the notion of sovereignty into a formal-legal figment without substance.
This book is a plea for more realism in international law. Pensive pessimists in the tradition of Hobbes will probably love it. Idealists in the tradition of Grotius may hate it, but they will find it very difficult to reject its conclusions.
Against Combining ‘How the West Came to Rule’ with ‘The Origins of Capitalism’
intersocietal’ is, accordingly, the only solution to Eurocentrism. This article questions this conclusion by exploring how this conceptual apparatus – according to which, early-modern social relations are externally causally connected – applies to legal sovereignty and jurisdictional conflicts and to the
James J. Fox
its identification as a source of spices and rare woods. This paper considers ideas of sovereignty held by both Portuguese and Dutch at the time of European contact. It traces the consequence of the application of these ideas to the development of forms of governance in eastern Indonesia: in
, including an overview of the key characteristics of the Guarani Aquifer System and the steps that have led to the adoption of the Guarani Aquifer Agreement. Sovereignty, the obligation to cooperate and the incipient institutional framework are discussed as key elements arising from the Guarani Aquifer