Sovereignty Games: Instrumentalizing State Sovereignty in Europe and Beyond by R. Adler-nissenSovereignty Games: Instrumentalizing State Sovereignty in Europe and Beyond by R. Adler-nissen

Sovereignty Games: Instrumentalizing State Sovereignty in Europe and Beyond

EditorR. Adler-nissen, T. Gammeltoft-hansen

Hardcover | December 12, 2008

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This book offers an in-depth examination of the strategic use of State sovereignty in contemporary European and international affairs and the consequences of this for authority relations in Europe and beyond. It suggests a new approach to the study of State sovereignty, proposing to understand the use of sovereignty as games where States are becoming more instrumental in their claims to sovereignty and skilled in adapting it to the challenges that they face.
Rebecca Adler-Nissen is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen is a policy advisor for the Danish Refugee Council and a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Law at the Danish Institute for International Studies
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Title:Sovereignty Games: Instrumentalizing State Sovereignty in Europe and BeyondFormat:HardcoverDimensions:268 pagesPublished:December 12, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230607756

ISBN - 13:9780230607750

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Table of Contents

An Introduction to Sovereignty Games--Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen and Rebecca Adler-Nissen * PART I: Theoretical Perspectives * The Variety of Sovereignty-- Neil Walker * Sovereignty Before and After the Linguistic Turn--Jens Bartelson * Playing with Sovereignty: Examples from the Theory and Practice of International Law--By Ole Spiermann * PART II: Vertical Sovereignty Games * Play Money? Contemporary Perspectives on Monetary Sovereignty-- Christoph Herrmann * Organised Duplicity? When States Opt Out of the European Union--Rebecca Adler-Nissen * Federalism, Confederalism and Sovereignty Claims: Understanding the Democracy Game in the European Union. By Andrew Glencross * PART III: Horizontal Sovereignty Games * Sovereignty Beyond Borders: Sovereignty, Self-Defense and the Disciplining of States--Wouter G. Werner and Tanja E. Aalberts * Securing Sovereignty by Governing Security through Markets-- Anna Leander * The Refugee, the Sovereign and the Sea: EU interdiction policies in the Mediterranean--Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen * Epilogue: Three Layers of a Contested Concept--Rebecca Adler-Nissen and Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen.

 

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Though the chapter authors have different perspectives on sovereignty, the impact of the book as a whole is to provide a distinctive inter-weaving of these perspectives such that the whole is definitely greater than the sum of the parts. This is a book that should acquire a wide readership: not just those interested in sovereignty per se or in disputes over its meaning but also those who have more practical concerns.  This is a rich collection which will become a landmark study and that will repay reading by a wide audience.”--John Agnew, University of California-Los Angels