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Sovereignty: The Origin and Future of a Political and Legal Concept

Dieter Grimm


This introduction to the concept of sovereignty ties the evolution of the idea to historical events, from the religious conflicts of sixteenth-century Europe to today's trends in globalization and transnational institutions. The book questions whether recent political changes have undermined notions of national sovereignty, comparing manifestations of the concept in different parts of the world. This book maps various notions of sovereignty in relation to the people, the nation, the state, and the federation, distinguishing between internal and external types of sovereignty. The book covers to ... More

Keywords: sovereignty, religious conflict, sixteenth-century Europe, globalization, transnational institutions, national sovereignty

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231164252
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231164252.001.0001


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Dieter Grimm, author

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