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Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect: A New History

Luke Glanville


This book challenges the conventional story of sovereignty told in the field of International Relations. The conventional story holds that sovereignty has “traditionally” entailed unfettered rights to autonomous self-government and freedom from external intervention. Only in recent years, the tale goes, have these indefeasible rights been challenged by ideas that sovereigns should be accountable for the protection of their populations from mass atrocities. Present day concepts such as the “responsibility to protect” are thus framed as radical departures from the centuries-old meaning of sovere ... More

Keywords: International Society, Intervention, Mass Atrocities, Non-intervention, Responsibility, Responsibility to Protect, Rights, Sovereignty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226076898
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226077086.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luke Glanville, author