Sovereignties in Question

This book brings together five encounters.

Sovereignties in Question

Author: Jacques Derrida

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823224376

Page: 209

View: 621

This book brings together five powerful encounters. Themes central to all of Derrida's writings thread the intense confrontation between the most famous philosopher of our time and the Jewish poet writing in German who, perhaps more powerfully than any other, has testified to the European experience of the twentieth century. They include the date or signature and its singularity; the notion of the trace; temporal structures of futurity and the to come"; the multiplicity of language and questions of translation; such speech acts as testimony and promising, but also lying and perjury; the possibility of the impossible; and, above all, the question of the poem as addressed and destined beyond knowledge, seeking to speak to and for the irreducibly other. The memory of encounters with thinkers who have also engaged Celan's work animates these writings, which include a brilliant dialogue between two interpretative modes - hermeneutics and deconstruction. Derrida's approach toa poem is a revelation on many levels, from the most concrete ways of reading - for example, his analysis of a sequence of personal pronouns - to the most sweeping imperatives of human existence (and Derrida's writings are always a study in the imbrication of such levels). Above all, he voices the call to responsibility in the ultimate line of Celan's poem: "The world is gone, I must carry you," which sounds throughout the book's final essay like a refrain. Only two of the texts in this volume do not appear here in English for the first time. Of these, Schibboleth has been entirely retranslated and has been set following Derrida's own instructions for publication in French; "A Self-Unsealing Poetic Text" was substantially rewritten by Derrida himself and basically appears here as the translation of a new text."

Sovereignty and the Law

Grounded firmly in the disciplines of law, this collection explores the twin elements of continuity and change in conceptions of sovereignty in recent times.

Sovereignty and the Law

Author: Richard Rawlings

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199684065

Page: 350

View: 869

Grounded firmly in the disciplines of law, this collection explores the twin elements of continuity and change in conceptions of sovereignty in recent times. The collection as a whole illuminates the enduring strength of sovereignty as a foundational concept and the continuing widespread appeal of sovereignty as an idea.

The Question of Separatism

Jane Jacobs, writing from her adoptive country, uses the problems facing an independence-seeking Quebec and Canada as a whole to examine the universal problem of sovereignty and autonomy that nations great and small have struggled with ...

The Question of Separatism

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525432892

Page: 192

View: 877

Jane Jacobs, writing from her adoptive country, uses the problems facing an independence-seeking Quebec and Canada as a whole to examine the universal problem of sovereignty and autonomy that nations great and small have struggled with throughout history. Using Norway’s relatively peaceful divorce from Sweden as an example, Jacobs contends that Canada and Canadians—Quebecois and Anglophones alike—can learn important lessons from similar sovereignty questions of the past.

The Horizontal Effect Revolution and the Question of Sovereignty

The firstis the shifting of sovereignty from the Member States tothe European
Union that section IIof Chapter Five discussed extensively with reference to
Dieter Grimm's question “Who is sovereignin Europe?” The second concerns the

The Horizontal Effect Revolution and the Question of Sovereignty

Author: Johan van der Walt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110391708

Page: 450

View: 907

That the recent turn in European Constitutional Review has effectively brought about a revolution in European law has been observed before. At issue are two major developments in European judicial review. On the one hand, the European Court of Human Rights has been collapsing traditional boundaries between constitutional law and private law with a series of decisions that effectively recognized the "horizontal" effect of Convention rights in the private sphere. On the other hand, the European Court of Justice has also given horizontal effect to fundamental liberties embodied in the Treaty on the Function of the European Union in a number of recent cases in a way that puts "established" boundaries between Member State and Union competences in question. This book takes issue with these developments by bringing to the fore a key issue that the horizontality effect debate has hitherto largely overlooked, namely, the question of sovereignty. It shows with detailed references to especially the American debate on state action and the German debate onDrittwirkung that horizontal effect cannot be understood consistently without coming to grips with the conceptions of state sovereignty that inform different approaches to horizontal effect.

Sovereignty and Its Other

1 In the context of the early sixteenth century this question signifies a radical
reworking of sovereignty. In ancient sovereignty the end justifies the means. This
is reversed in modern sovereignty. The question of the perpetuation of the ...

Sovereignty and Its Other

Author: Dimitris Vardoulakis

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823251357

Page: 269

View: 105

In this new book, Dimitris Vardoulakis asks how it is possible to think of a politics that is not commensurate with sovereignty. For such a politics, he argues, sovereignty is defined not in terms of the exception but as the different ways in which violence is justified. Vardoulakis shows how it is possible to deconstruct the various justifications of violence. Such de-justifications can only take place by presupposing an other to sovereignty, which Vardoulakis identifies with radical democracy. In doing so, Sovereignty and Its Other puts forward both a novel critique of sovereignty and an original philosophical theory of democratic practice.

Reframing the International

First , the assumption of sovereignty forecloses the questions that we most need
to address , forcing us into a reading of ... that sovereignty is the necessary
precondition for political authority , and thus remain unable to engage the
question of ...

Reframing the International

Author: Richard A. Falk

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415931762

Page: 258

View: 507

Re-Framing the International insists that, if we are to properly face the challenges of the coming century, we need to re-examine international politics and development through the prism of ethics and morality. International relations must now contend with a widening circle of participants reflecting the diversity and uneveness of status, memory, gender, race, culture and class.

After Sovereignty

On the Question of Political Beginnings Charles Barbour, George Pavlich. onto
distinct concepts of national sovereignty and international 'government'. But
sovereignty turned out to be a particularly difficult assertion to make in a forum
defined ...

After Sovereignty

Author: Charles Barbour

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134008996

Page: 208

View: 523

After Sovereignty addresses the vexed question of sovereignty in contemporary social, political, and legal theory. The emergence, and now apparent implosion, of international capital exceeding the borders of known political entities, the continued expansion of a potentially endless 'War on Terror', the often predicted, but still uncertain, establishment of either a new international American Empire or a new era of International Law, the proliferation of social and political struggles among stateless refugees, migrant workers, and partial citizens, the resurgence of religion as a dominant source of political identification among people all over the globe – these developments and others have thrown into crisis the modern concept of sovereignty, and the notions of statehood and citizenship that rest upon it. Drawing on classical sources and more contemporary speculations, and developing a range of arguments concerning the possibility of political beginnings in the current moment, the papers collected in After Sovereignty contribute to a renewed interest in the problem of sovereignty in theoretical and political debate. They also provide a multitude of resources for the urgent, if necessarily fractured and diffuse, effort to reconfigure sovereignty today. Whilst it has regularly been suggested that the sovereignty of the nation-state is in crisis, the exact reasons for, and exact implications of, this crisis have rarely been so intensively examined.

The Greening of Sovereignty in World Politics

Given the weakness of international law within an anarchic international system,
however, altering legal definitions of sovereignty need not alter the actual
practice of sovereignty. The question then arises: Under what conditions will de
jure ...

The Greening of Sovereignty in World Politics

Author: Karen Litfin

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262621236

Page: 344

View: 820

"A welcome addition to the literature on the reconciliation of the historic concept of sovereignty and the need for national cooperation to protect the global environment. A prominent group of scholars address salient aspects of this complex issue." -- Lynton K. Caldwell, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University This is the first book to connect two important subfields in international relations: global environmental politics and the study of sovereignty--the state's exclusive authority within its territorial boundaries. The authors argue that the relationship between environmental practices and sovereignty is by no means straightforward and in fact elucidates some of the core issues and challenges in world politics today. Although a number of international relations scholars have assumed that transnational environmental organizations and institutions are eroding sovereignty, this book makes the case that ecological integrity and state sovereignty are not necessarily in opposition. It shows that the norms of sovereignty are now shifting in the face of attempts to cope with ecological destruction, but that this "greening" of sovereignty is an uneven, variegated, and highly contested process. By establishing that sovereignty is a socially constructed institution that varies according to time and place, with multiple meanings and changing practices, "The Greening of Sovereignty in World Politics" illuminates the complexity of the relationship between sovereignty and environmental matters and casts both in a new light. Contributors: Daniel Deudney, Margaret Scully Granzeier, Joseph Henri Jupille, Sheldon Kamieniecki, ThomKuehls, Ronnie D. Lipschutz, Karen T. Litfin, Marian A. L. Miller, Ronald B. Mitchell, Paul Wapner, Veronica Ward, Franke Wilmer.

Constitutional and Administrative Law Q and A 2003 2004

Introduction Textbooks on constitutional law often deal with parliamentary
sovereignty and European Community law in separate chapters. However, exam
questions on sovereignty will now often have explicit EC dimensions, and will, in
any ...

Constitutional and Administrative Law Q and A 2003 2004

Author: Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher: Cavendish Publishing

ISBN: 1843144980

Page: 436

View: 997

This book covers the main topics of Constitutional and Administrative Law courses and is intended to give students a clear idea of what the examiners are looking for. This edition has been comprehensively revised to take account of the radical programme of constitutional reform introduced by the Labour government since 1997. It gives clear examples of how to answer questions on the following topics: devolution; the Human Rights Act, including the interpretation by the courts of its chief provisions and the Act's on the key areas of police powers, public order law and freedom of expression; the Freedom of Information Act 2000; the recent Shayler litigation under the Official Secrets Act; plans for reform of the House of Lords and the Wakeham Report, the government's White Paper; and proposed reforms to the Ombudsmen system. Material on recent reforms to the European Convention system and to domestic judicial review is also included. It will be especially useful for students who may be feeling bemused by the rapid rate of change in this subject.

Sovereignty at the Edge

This book is about those stories and how they informed the lives of Macau residents in ways that allowed different relationships among sovereignty, subjectivity, and culture to become thinkable, while also providing a sense of why, at times ...

Sovereignty at the Edge

Author: Cathryn H. Clayton

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674035454

Page: 411

View: 376

How have conceptions and practices of sovereignty shaped how ­Chineseness is imagined? This ethnography addresses this question through the example of Macau, a southern Chinese city that was a Portuguese colony from the 1550s until 1999. As the Portuguese administration prepared to transfer Macau to Chinese control, it mounted a campaign to convince the city’s residents, 95 percent of whom identified as Chinese, that they possessed a “unique cultural identity” that made them different from other Chinese, and that resulted from the existence of a Portuguese state on Chinese soil. This attempt sparked reflections on the meaning of Portuguese governance that challenged not only conventional definitions of sovereignty but also conventional notions of Chineseness as a subjectivity common to all Chinese people around the world. Various stories about sovereignty and Chineseness and their interrelationship were told in Macau in the 1990s. This book is about those stories and how they informed the lives of Macau residents in ways that allowed different relationships among sovereignty, subjectivity, and culture to become thinkable, while also providing a sense of why, at times, it may not be desirable to think them.

Jean Luc Nancy and the Question of Community

The question is whether this apparent shunning of brute violence and reluctance
to make use of the discourse of war does indeed mean that the place of
sovereignty has been left behind. Perhaps, writes Nancy two decades ago, this
place has ...

Jean Luc Nancy and the Question of Community

Author: Ignaas Devisch

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441162097

Page: 256

View: 956

The question of community is central to our daily life: where do we belong to, what do we share with each other? The French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy has made these questions one of the central topics of his oeuvre. Jean-Luc Nancy and the Question of Community is the first to elaborate extensively this question within Nancy. Ignaas Devisch sketches the philosophical debate on community today and puts the work of Nancy within its intellectual context, from Heidegger and Derrida, to Bataille and Blanchot. Devisch argues that Nancy's work takes another look at community, at the social bond and at identity more generally than we are used to.

Sovereignty in Transition

Any question of unity, whether defined through the rule of law or through an ethos
, triggers a question of limits. ... It is one of the questions through which the
spectre of sovereignty tries to impose itself upon modern imaginations of the

Sovereignty in Transition

Author: Neil Walker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 184731130X

Page: 572

View: 455

Sovereignty in Transition brings together a group of leading scholars from law and cognate disciplines to assess contemporary developments in the framework of ideas and the variety of institutional forms associated with the concept of sovereignty. Sovereignty has been described as the main organising concept of the international society of states - one which is traditionally central to the discipline and practice of both constitutional law and of international law. The volume asks to what extent,and with what implications, this centrality is challenged by contemporary developments that shift authority away from the state to new sub-state, supra-state and non-state forms. A particular focus of attention is the European Union, and the relationship between the sovereignty traditions of various member states on the one hand and the new claims to authority made on behalf of the European Union itself on the other are examined. The collection also includes contributions from international law, legal philosophy, legal history, political theory, political science, international relations and theology that seek to examine the state of the sovereignty debate in these disciplines in ways that throw light on the focal constitutional debate in the European Union.

Hong Kong s Legislature under China s Sovereignty

Questions in the British Parliament are used to 'seek information or to press for
action', and they 'oblige Ministers to explain and defend the work, policy
decisions and actions of their Departments'.1 Since their first use in 1721,
questions in ...

Hong Kong s Legislature under China s Sovereignty

Author: Yu Gu

Publisher: Hotei Publishing

ISBN: 9004276289

Page: 268

View: 647

In Hong Kong's Legislature Under China's Sovereignty: 1998-2013 Dr Gu Yu thoroughly analyses how Hong Kong’s legislature has impacted the law-making process as well as the financial control and supervision of the executive branch of the government.

Sovereignty Referendums in International and Constitutional Law

... on the “Question of New Caledonia” A/RES/41/30: The UN General Assembly
Resolution of 3 November 1986, on the “Question of the Comorian island of
Mayotte”, A/RES/40/50: The UN General Assembly Resolution of 2 December
1985 ...

Sovereignty Referendums in International and Constitutional Law

Author: İlker Gökhan Şen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319116479

Page: 298

View: 963

This book focuses on sovereignty referendums, which have been used throughout different historical periods of democratization, decolonization, devolution, secession and state creation. Referendums on questions of sovereignty and self-determination have been a significant element of the international political and legal landscape since the French Revolution, and have been a central element in the resolution of territorial issues from the referendum in Avignon in 1791 until today. More recent examples include Quebec, East Timor, New Caledonia, Puerto Rico and South Sudan. The global aim of this book is to achieve a better empirical and legal understanding of sovereignty referendums and related problems in international and national law and politics. Accordingly, it presents readers a comprehensive study of sovereignty referendums from the perspectives of both international and constitutional law.

A Genealogy of Sovereignty

In this book, I started out by turning a question of being into a question of knowing
. Instead of asking what sovereignty is, I asked what happens when one tries to
answer this question; instead of posing a question which would merely invite yet

A Genealogy of Sovereignty

Author: Jens Bartelson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521478885

Page: 317

View: 917

Jens Bartelson provides a critical analysis and conceptual history of sovereignty, dealing with philosophical and political texts during three periods.

Sovereignty After Empire

Culture in the Middle East: The “Western Question” and the Sovereignty of Post-
imperial States in the Middle East Morten Valbjørn The “Western Question” To
those living in the Middle East the Eastern Question became a “Western Question
” ...

Sovereignty After Empire

Author: Sally N Cummings

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748675396

Page: 408

View: 436

This is a unique, systematic comparison of empires and of their consequences for sovereignty in the Middle East and Central Asia. It brings theory on empire and sovereignty to bear on empirical variation across the two regions.

Sovereignty Statehood and State Responsibility

7 An enquiry into the palimpsestic nature of territorial sovereignty in East Asia –
with particular reference to the Senkaku/Diaoyudao question∗ keun-gwan lee I
Introduction China is rising (or it has already risen). According to press reports, ...

Sovereignty  Statehood and State Responsibility

Author: Christine Chinkin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107044251

Page: 528

View: 640

A timely, thought-provoking and innovative reappraisal of the core actors on the international stage: states.

Human Rights State Sovereignty and Medical Ethics

The remote summit makes a good metaphor for sovereignty, or at least for a
dominant conception of it. ... a surface, its substance a matter for speculation....1
1.1 Introduction The core questions in this book concern personal autonomy, and
the ...

Human Rights  State Sovereignty and Medical Ethics

Author: Claude Cahn

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004280340

Page: 318

View: 990

Human rights, state sovereignty and medical ethics: examining struggles around coercive sterilisation of Romani women' examines the mobilized use by people and groups of the international human rights law framework to move legal, policy and ultimately social change at national and local level. One particular case study is examined in detail: efforts by Romani women in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to secure legal remedy for coercive sterilization. International legal aspects of these cases are examined in detail. The book concludes by endeavouring to answer questions concerning the nature of international law and the evolution of the post-World War II international human rights framework, the structure of national sovereignty, and the potential impact of both on human autonomy.

Managing China s Sovereignty in Hong Kong and Taiwan

Paradoxically, because its sovereignty is no longer in question, the HKSAR's
international space is not restricted by Beijing (“O” in Figure 5.1). However,
questions have been raised about the realityof HongKong's freedomtotackle its
domestic ...

Managing China s Sovereignty in Hong Kong and Taiwan

Author: S. Tok

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137263849

Page: 225

View: 212

Is China always defensive about its sovereignty issues? Does China see sovereignty essentially as 'absolute,' 'Victorian,' or 'Westphalian?' Sow Keat Tok suggests that Beijing has a more nuanced and flexible policy towards 'sovereignty' than previously assumed. By comparing China's changing policy towards Taiwan and Hong Kong, the author relates the role of previous conceptions of the world order in China's conception of modern 'sovereignty', thereby uncovers Beijing's deepest concern when dealing with its sovereignty issues.