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Divided sovereignty : international institutions and the limits of state authority, Carmen E. Pavel

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Divided sovereignty : international institutions and the limits of state authority
Title
Divided sovereignty
Title remainder
international institutions and the limits of state authority
Statement of responsibility
Carmen E. Pavel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The question of how to constrain states that commit severe abuses against their own citizens is as persistent as it is vexing. States are imperfect political forms that in theory possess both a monopoly on coercive power and final jurisdictional authority over their territory. These twin elements of sovereignty and authority can be used by state leaders and political representatives in ways that stray significantly from the interests of citizens. In the most extreme cases, when citizens become inconvenient obstacles in the pursuit of the self-serving ambitions of their leaders, state power turns against them. Genocide, torture, displacement, and rape are often the means of choice by which the inconvenient are made to suffer or vanish. In Divided Sovereignty, Carmen Pavel explores new institutional solutions to this abiding problem. She argues that coercive international institutions can stop these abuses and act as an insurance scheme against the possibility of states failing to fulfill their most basic sovereign responsibilities. She thus challenges the longstanding assumption that collective grants of authority from the citizens of a state should be made exclusively for institutions within the borders of that state. Despite worries that international institutions such as the International Criminal Court could undermine domestic democratic control, citizens can divide sovereign authority between state and international institutions consistent with their right of democratic self-governance. Pavel defends universal, principled limits on state authority based on jus cogens norms, a special category of norms in international law that prohibit violations of basic human rights. Against skeptics, she argues that many of the challenges of building an additional layer of institutions can be met if we pay attention to the conditions of institutional success, which require experimentation with different institutional forms, limitations on the scope of authority for coercive international institutions, and an appreciation of the limits of existing knowledge on institutional design.--
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Pavel, Carmen E
Dewey number
341.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • International agencies
  • International cooperation
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Sovereignty
Label
Divided sovereignty : international institutions and the limits of state authority, Carmen E. Pavel
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:390830/one
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Sovereignty, the social contract, and the incompleteness of the state system
  • Divided sovereignty : the principal-agent model
  • Domestic and international implications : slavery, genocide, and civil war
  • Theories and institutional facts
  • Romanticizing institutions
  • Institutional pluralism
  • The possibility of rule-governed behavior in international politics
  • Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17630526
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780199376346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)878812680
Label
Divided sovereignty : international institutions and the limits of state authority, Carmen E. Pavel
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:390830/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Sovereignty, the social contract, and the incompleteness of the state system
  • Divided sovereignty : the principal-agent model
  • Domestic and international implications : slavery, genocide, and civil war
  • Theories and institutional facts
  • Romanticizing institutions
  • Institutional pluralism
  • The possibility of rule-governed behavior in international politics
  • Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17630526
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780199376346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)878812680

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