© 1998

Human Rights in the Emerging Global Order

A New Sovereignty?


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Kurt Mills
    Pages 1-8
  3. Kurt Mills
    Pages 9-53
  4. Kurt Mills
    Pages 95-125
  5. Kurt Mills
    Pages 126-165
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 196-256

About this book


Mills focuses on one of the most significant parts of the sovereignty debate on human rights and humanitarian issues and raises three interrelated questions. First, how are empirical processes and practices undermining traditional notions of sovereignty? These include actions by the United Nations and other organizations on behalf of human rights, such as humanitarian intervention, the movements of refugees and others across the borders, and increasing calls for communal self-determination. Second, taking into account the above question, and examining these issues from a normative political theory perspective, what should be the relationship between individuals, groups, states, and the international community with respect to the twin aspects of power and authority inherent in sovereignty? Third, what new or modified international institutions may be needed in the future to deal with these humanitarian issues?


human rights Institution intervention migration political theory sovereignty United Nations

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceThe American University in CairoEgypt

About the authors

KURT MILLS is Assistant Professor at the American University in Cairo. He was previously a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University in Toronto. He has published articles in Global Society, Human Rights Quarterly, and the Journal of Humanitarian Assistance.

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