Sovereignty and the Law: Domestic, European and International Perspectives

Hardcover | January 24, 2014

EditorRichard Rawlings, Peter Leyland, Alison Young

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The topic of sovereignty is contentious, and one of enduring interest. In a world of ever increasing economic globalisation, the rise of supranational regulation and the interconnected age of information and communication technology, among many other developments, have challenged the onceexclusively held Westphalian model of sovereignty. The distinction between the internal aspect of sovereignty as expressed in terms of ultimate authority in a constitution, and the external aspect involving the relationship between sovereign states has been blurred. This has given rise tocontemporary debates that explore the theoretical and practical implications of current challenges to established doctrines. Evidently no book could encompass the entirety of the contemporary debates on sovereignty. This is a book of essays focusing on sovereignty by a team of leading writers contributing domestic, European and international perspectives. The essays have been written at a time of very great testing of the institutional frameworks at every level: domestic, European, international or global. Thebook illuminates the enduring strength of sovereignty as a foundational concept and the continuing widespread appeal if sovereignty as an idea.

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The topic of sovereignty is contentious, and one of enduring interest. In a world of ever increasing economic globalisation, the rise of supranational regulation and the interconnected age of information and communication technology, among many other developments, have challenged the onceexclusively held Westphalian model of sovereignt...

Richard Rawlings is Professor of Public Law at University College London. Honorary Bencher at Middle Temple, Professor Rawlings was Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Constitution Committee 2009-2013. Peter Leyland is Professor of Public Law at London Metropolitan University. Honorary Fellow of Middle Temple, Professor Leyland is Pro...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:January 24, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Richard Rawlings: Introduction: Sovereignty in Question2. Neil Walker: Sovereignty Frames and Sovereignty Claims3. Martin Loughlin: Why Sovereignty?4. Jeffrey Goldsworthy: Parliamentary Sovereignty and Constitutional Change in the United Kingdom5. Alison Young: Parliamentary Sovereignty Re-defined6. Lord Hope of Craighead: Is the Rule of Law now the Sovereign Principle?7. Richard Kay: Changing the UK Constitution: The Blind Sovereign8. John Morison: "A sort of Farewell": Sovereignty, Transition and Devolution in the UK9. Peter Leyland: Referendums, Popular Sovereignty and the Territorial Constitution10. Paul Craig: The UK, the EU and Sovereignty11. Damian Chalmers: European Restatements of Sovereignty12. David Feldman: Sovereignties in Strasbourg13. Margit Cohn: Sovereignty, Constitutional Dialogues and Political Networks: A Comparative and Conceptual Study14. Sir Christopher Greenwood: Sovereignty in Question: A View from the International Bench15. Joanne Scott: Territorial Sovereignty and Territorial Extension in an Inter-Connected World16. Peter Muchlinski: Sovereignty and Private Corporate Power: the Case of Multinational Enterprises17. Perry Keller: Sovereignty and Liberty in the Internet Era