This volume brings together a collection of classic and contemporary texts which engage with the core problem of sovereignty from the perspective of various legal and law-related sub-disciplines: legal history and theory, constitutional law, international law and relations and EU law. Many of the highlights from the intense debates about the continuing relevance or otherwise of the internal sovereignty of national legal orders and the external sovereignty of states in a rapidly- globalizing world are reproduced here.c
Contents: Series preface; Introduction; Historical and Theoretical Overview: Sovereignty in world politics: a glance at the conceptual and historical landscape, Robert Jackson; A puzzle of sovereignty, Steven Lee; Sovereignty and symbolization, Hans Lindahl; 10 tenets of sovereignty, Martin Loughlin. Locating Sovereignty within the State: (a) Legal Sovereignty: The basis of legal sovereignty, H.W.R. Wade; Parliamentary sovereignty and the new constitutional order: legislative freedom, political reality and convention, Mark Elliott; Sovereignty at the beginning of the 21st century: fundamental or outmoded?, K.J. Keith. (b) Political Sovereignty: Popular sovereignty and nationalism, Bernard Yack; The European nation state, its achievements and its limitations: on the past and future of sovereignty and citizenship, Jurgen Habermas; Reframing sovereignty?: sub-state national societies and contemporary challenges to the nation-state, Stephen Tierney. Locating Sovereignty Beyond the State: (a) Sovereignty and the International Order: Sovereignty and international law, Hans Kelsen; Re/statements: feminism and state sovereignty in international law, Karen Knop; Sovereignty and inequality, Benedict Kingsbury; Globalization, sovereignty and the rule of law: from political to economic constitutionalism?, Kanishka Jayasuriya; Law of states, law of peoples: 3 models of sovereignty, David Held; Sovereignty-modern: a new approach to an outdated concept, John H. Jackson; Ironies of sovereignty: the European Union and the United States, Robert O. Keohane. (b) Sovereignty and the European Union: Beyond the sovereign state, Neil McCormick; Sovereignty and European integration: the weight of legal tradition, Bruno de Witte; Late sovereignty in the European Union, Neil Walker; Name index.