Sovereignty

Opinion – The Rise of Mercenarism: Avoiding International Accountability

Oana-Cosmina Mihalache • May 1 2020 • Articles
Mercenaries provide a semi-permanent stronghold in Libya for acting as substitutes for those times when countries cannot rely on their national armies.

The Medieval Foundations of the Theory of Sovereignty

Andrew Latham and Chris Werbos • Apr 6 2020 • Articles
The differences between the late medieval ideal of sovereignty and its early modern counterpart amounted to more of a variation on a theme than a difference in kind.

Review – Social Closure and International Society

Petros Petrikkos • Sep 19 2019 • Features
Naylor's framework analyses how state and non-state actors compete for status within international society by focusing on social division, stratification and closure.

Review – Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics

Ananya Sharma • Jun 18 2019 • Features
This handbook challenges the disciplinary fortress of IR and opens up a world of investigatory possibilities by equating post-colonial politics with global politics.

Review – The Left Case Against the EU

Thomas Fazi • May 5 2019 • Features
An important contribution to the left debate over the European Union that mercilessly shatters many of the arguments presented by 'remain and reform' advocates.

Review – Debating Humanitarian Intervention: Should We Try to Save Strangers?

Garrett Wallace Brown and Samuel Jarvis • Nov 12 2018 • Features
The authors tackle the ethical issues surrounding humanitarian intervention and the principles of sovereignty and non-intervention - from two competing standpoints.

Undoing Sovereignty/Identity, Queering the ‘International’: The Politics of Law

Po-Han Lee • Oct 22 2018 • Articles
For the rights of human race in the field of IR, the ‘international’ needs to be deconstructed and reordered in a non-state centric and non-heteronormative manner.

Exposing the Universality of Human Rights as a False Premise

Emma Larking • Sep 2 2018 • Articles
In order to promote mobilisations clarity is necessary about the role currently played by human rights instruments in upholding an outdated conception of sovereignty.

The Cultural ‘Therapeutics’ of Sovereignty in the Context of Forced Migration

Amadu Khan • Aug 29 2018 • Articles
State therapeutic apparatuses are based on a false premise that immigrants are incapable of acquiring the behaviours, language and cultural values of the host country.

Interview – William Maley

E-International Relations • Aug 23 2018 • Features
Prof. William Maley discusses responses to the refugee crisis, the effect of the state system on the crisis, Afghanistan's future and his advice to young scholars.

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