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"Globalising sovereignty"? Pettit's neo-republicanism, international law and international institutions

Thomas, Christopher Alexander (2015) "Globalising sovereignty"? Pettit's neo-republicanism, international law and international institutions. Cambridge Law Journal, 74 (3). pp. 568-591. ISSN 0008-1973

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0008197315000707


This article explores Philip Pettit’s recent attempts to extend his republican theory of justice and legitimacy to the international sphere in accordance with his ideal of “globalised sovereignty”; with a specific focus on his treatment of international law and institutions. It uses the practice of international law and institutions, with examples largely drawn from international economic law, to test the assumptions built into Pettit’s theory. It then considers whether and how some of those assumptions might need to be revised in light of the legal, institutional and practical constraints of the international domain.

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Additional Information: © 2015 Cambridge Law Journal and Contributors
Divisions: Law
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2015 08:31
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2024 07:09

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