publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Research . Article . 2013

Sovereignty Frames and Sovereignty Claims

Neil Walker;
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  • Published: 14 Nov 2013
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
This essay argues that much of the contemporary confusion and controversy over the meaning and continuing utility of the concept of sovereignty stems from a failure to distinguish between sovereignty as a deep framing device for making sense of the modern legal and political word on the one hand, and the particular claims which are made on behalf of particular institutions, agencies, rules or other entities to possess sovereign authority on the other. The essay begins by providing a basic account of the difference between sovereignty as framing and sovereignty as claiming, setting out how, during the ascendancy of the modern state, the stability of the former is...
free text keywords: sovereignty, speech act, European Union, Parliamentary sovereignty, post-sovereignty, external sovereignty, Law, Doctrine, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Framing (construction), Popular sovereignty, Political science, media_common.cataloged_instance, Politics, Skepticism
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