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Sovereignty and Responsibility

Power, Norms and Intervention in International Relations


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jeremy Moses
    Pages 1-20
  3. Jeremy Moses
    Pages 21-51
  4. Jeremy Moses
    Pages 77-100
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 180-200

About this book


This book is a critical study of the concept of sovereignty and its relationship to responsibility. It establishes a clear distinction between empirical and normative definitions of sovereignty and examines the implications of these concepts in relation to intervention, international law, and the world state.


Sovereignty Responsibility to Protect Humanitarian Intervention Kosovo Libya Realism Carl Schmitt Hans Morgenthau International Law World State international relations intervention myths politics sovereignty state

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

About the authors

Jeremy Moses is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. His research interests are in the ethics of war and intervention, with a particular focus on the Responsibility to Protect. He has previously published articles in International Politics, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, and Global Change, Peace and Security.

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