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The only way to protect citizens from their governments is todivide sovereign authority between the national andinternational levels

Pavel, Carmen (2014) The only way to protect citizens from their governments is todivide sovereign authority between the national andinternational levels. Democratic Audit Blog (14 Nov 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The foremost responsibility taken on by a state is ensuring the safety of its citizens, but how can citizens be protected if the threat to their safety comes from their own government? Carmen Pavel argues that it is a mistake to believe states alone can effectively protect the rights of individuals. She writes that only a form of ‘divided sovereignty’, in which international institutions are invested with the authority to constrain the actions of governments, can ensure individual rights are upheld. No

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2015 11:48
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 23:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63417

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