By Julie Evans, Ann Genovese, Alexander Reilly, Patrick Wolfe
Unparalleled in its breadth and scope, Sovereignty: Frontiers of Possibility brings jointly many of the most up to date and most unique writing on sovereignty being performed this day. Sovereignty’s many dimensions are approached from a number of views and reviews. it truly is considered globally as a world query; in the community as a subject contested among Natives and settlers; and separately as survival in lifestyle. via all this range and around the many various nationwide contexts from which the participants write, the chapters during this assortment handle one another, staging a operating dialog that actually internationalizes this such a lot primary of political issues.
In the modern international, the age-old query of sovereignty is still a key terrain of political and highbrow contestation, for these whose freedom it promotes in addition to for these whose freedom it limits or denies. The legislation is not at all the one language within which to imagine via, think, and enact alternative ways of residing justly jointly. operating either inside and past the confines of the legislation immediately acknowledges and demanding situations its thrall, beginning up pathways to replacement chances, to alternative routes of selecting and self-determining our collective futures. The participants, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike, speak throughout disciplinary obstacles, responding to serious advancements inside historical past, politics, anthropology, philosophy, and legislations. the facility of disciplines to hook up with every one other―and with reviews lived outdoors the halls of scholarship―is necessary to realizing the earlier and the way it allows and fetters the pursuit of justice within the current. Sovereignty: Frontiers of Possibility deals a reinvigorated politics that knows the facility of sovereignty, explores options for resisting its lived results, and imagines alternative ways of governing our inescapably coexistent communities.
Contributors: Antony Anghie, Larissa Behrendt, John Docker, Peter Fitzpatrick, Kent McNeil, Richard Pennell, Alexander Reilly, Ben Silverstein, Nin Tomas, Davina B. Woods.
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What about de jure sovereignty in international law? The answer depends on whether France and Spain had satisfied the requirements of the law of nations for the acquisition of territorial sovereignty from the time of La Salle’s assertion of French possession in 1682 to the cession of Louisiana to the United States in 1803. President Jefferson thought they had. 68 In his opinion, this was sufficient for France to have territorial sovereignty, by the law of nations, up to the sources of the Mississippi and its tributaries, including the Missouri.
20. Mohammed Bedjaoui, Towards a New International Economic Order (New York: Holmes and Meier, 1979). 21. See, for instance, David P. Fidler, “A Kinder, Gentler System of Capitulations? International Law, Structural Adjustment Policies and the Standard of Liberal, Globalised Civilization,” Texas International Law Journal 35 (2000): 387. 22. Niall Ferguson, Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power (New York: Basic Books, 2003). 23. g. B. S. Chimni, “International Institutions Today: An Imperial Global State in the Making,” European Journal of International Law 15, no.
Thus the “right to self-determination” was one of the principal human rights that the new states asserted and developed. 20 The latter initiative was especially important, as the new states realized that political independence would be meaningless without corresponding economic independence. Thus the new states attempted to articulate a series of doctrines designed to enable them to regain control over their natural resources by nationalizing the foreign corporations that often held concessions for their exploitation.
Sovereignty: Frontiers of Possibility by Julie Evans, Ann Genovese, Alexander Reilly, Patrick Wolfe