By Julie Evans, Ann Genovese, Alexander Reilly, Patrick Wolfe
Unparalleled in its breadth and scope, Sovereignty: Frontiers of Possibility brings jointly a few of the hottest and most unusual writing on sovereignty being performed this present day. Sovereignty’s many dimensions are approached from a number of views and studies. it's seen globally as a global query; in the neighborhood as a subject contested among Natives and settlers; and separately as survival in daily life. via all this range and around the many alternative nationwide contexts from which the participants write, the chapters during this assortment handle one another, staging a working dialog that really internationalizes this so much basic of political issues.
In the modern global, the age-old query of sovereignty continues to be 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 legislations is on no account the single language during which to imagine via, think, and enact alternative ways of dwelling justly jointly. operating either inside and past the confines of the legislation instantly acknowledges and demanding situations its thrall, starting up pathways to replacement chances, to alternative routes of settling on and self-determining our collective futures. The participants, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike, speak throughout disciplinary limitations, responding to severe advancements inside background, politics, anthropology, philosophy, and legislations. the facility of disciplines to hook up with every one other―and with stories lived outdoor the halls of scholarship―is necessary to knowing 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 is familiar with the facility of sovereignty, explores innovations for resisting its lived results, and imagines alternative routes 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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54 Unlike de facto sovereignty, de jure sovereignty is therefore a relative matter: it exists only in relation to other entities that have legal personality within a particular system of law. 56 Within domestic law, acknowledgment of de jure sovereignty by the courts of a particular jurisdiction gives legal force to the exercise of sovereignty by the government whose authority is acknowledged. De jure sovereignty therefore 44 • Chapter 3 has legal effect only in relation to legal entities that are subject to the body of law acknowledging sovereignty.
This chapter develops themes I also explore in Antony Anghie, “The Evolution Anghie • 35 of International Law: Colonial and Postcolonial Realities” Third World Quarterly 27 (2006): 5. 1. For such an examination, see, for instance, Richard Tuck, The Rights of War and Peace (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999). 2. J. H. W. Verzijl, International Law in Historical Perspective, 10 vols. (Leyden: A. W. Sijthoff, 1968), vol. I, 435–436. 3. See John Austin, The Province of Jurisprudence Determined (1832; reprinted by Cambridge University Press, 1995).
For a detailed study of the colonial dimensions of Grotius’ thought, see Edward Keene, Beyond the Anarchical Society: Grotius, Colonialism and Order in World Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002). 9. For a detailed study of this issue, see Gerrit Gong, The Standard of “Civilization” in International Society (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984). 10. On this aspect of nineteenth-century international law, see Antony Anghie, Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), 32–115.