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Westphalian sovereignty : rights, intervention, meaning and context.

Hayman, P. A. and Williams, J. (2006) 'Westphalian sovereignty : rights, intervention, meaning and context.', Global society., 20 (4). pp. 521-542.

Abstract

Over the last two centuries or so sovereignty has proved to be an enigmatic institution, at once constant and changing. Presently, it faces sustained and diffuse siege. Relatively few studies have approached this enigmatic institution from a semantic angle. This paper assesses the meaning of sovereignty within a framework of competing logics as it faces up to a key normative challenge - human rights - bringing together the apparently conflicting norms of non-intervention and intervention against a background of discourse analysis. From "Westphalia" to the current logics of action and normative theory, the discussion places the institution of sovereignty against current, intra-disciplinary factors as an addition to the literature that serves to underscore how a fundamentally re-imagined concept is required, in theory and practice, to account for and promote humanitarian needs.

Item Type:Article
Full text:PDF - Accepted Version (211Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13600820600929879
Publisher statement:This is an electronic version of an article published in Hayman, P. A. and Williams, J. (2006) 'Westphalian sovereignty : rights, intervention, meaning and context.', Global society., 20 (4). pp. 521-542. Global society is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1360-0826&volume=20&issue=4&spage=521
Record Created:21 Jun 2007
Last Modified:19 Mar 2013 12:56

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