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The only way to protect citizens from their governments is to divide sovereign authority between the national and international levels

Pavel, Carmen (2014) The only way to protect citizens from their governments is to divide sovereign authority between the national and international levels. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (11 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.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 10:19
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2020 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71642

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