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Nuclear Sovereignty :re-thinking the Relationship Between Law and Politics in an Extreme Context

Ajonye, Ruth LU (2010) MRSK01 20091
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to facilitate the understanding of the relationships between law and politics through an analysis of different conceptions of sovereignty. Sovereignty is a concept that touches upon both legal and politics aspects. The concept is founded within the legal, but developed through processes within the political sphere. This invariably leads to numerous meanings of the sovereignty concept, while having an effect on its practice and use in world politics. Sovereignty, at once a “normal” and traditional concept within international law, also gives rise to “extreme” instances of its practice within the international political realm. This results in new reorientations of the term, such as “nuclearised sovereignty”. The... (More)
The purpose of this paper is to facilitate the understanding of the relationships between law and politics through an analysis of different conceptions of sovereignty. Sovereignty is a concept that touches upon both legal and politics aspects. The concept is founded within the legal, but developed through processes within the political sphere. This invariably leads to numerous meanings of the sovereignty concept, while having an effect on its practice and use in world politics. Sovereignty, at once a “normal” and traditional concept within international law, also gives rise to “extreme” instances of its practice within the international political realm. This results in new reorientations of the term, such as “nuclearised sovereignty”. The traits inherent to the sovereignty concept makes it difficult to ascertain the ultimate determinant of sovereignty: that is, the legal or the political. (Less)
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Ajonye, Ruth LU
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MRSK01 20091
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
kärnvapen, internationell rätt, suveränitet, nuclear weapons, politics, power, international law, sovereignty
language
English
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1524393
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2010-03-04 15:34:45
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this paper is to facilitate the understanding of the relationships between law and politics through an analysis of different conceptions of sovereignty. Sovereignty is a concept that touches upon both legal and politics aspects. The concept is founded within the legal, but developed through processes within the political sphere. This invariably leads to numerous meanings of the sovereignty concept, while having an effect on its practice and use in world politics. Sovereignty, at once a “normal” and traditional concept within international law, also gives rise to “extreme” instances of its practice within the international political realm. This results in new reorientations of the term, such as “nuclearised sovereignty”. The traits inherent to the sovereignty concept makes it difficult to ascertain the ultimate determinant of sovereignty: that is, the legal or the political.},
  author       = {Ajonye, Ruth},
  keyword      = {kärnvapen,internationell rätt,suveränitet,nuclear weapons,politics,power,international law,sovereignty},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Nuclear Sovereignty :re-thinking the Relationship Between Law and Politics in an Extreme Context},
  year         = {2010},
}