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The Sovereignty Paradox: The Norms and Politics of International Statebuilding

Dominik Zaum

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199207435
eISBN:
9780191708671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207435.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book analyses the normative framework underlying the statebuilding activities of the international administrations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and East Timor. It argues that a particular ... More


Sovereignty in International Society

Dominik Zaum

in The Sovereignty Paradox: The Norms and Politics of International Statebuilding

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199207435
eISBN:
9780191708671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207435.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter develops the theoretical framework, discussing the concept of sovereignty and its evolution since 1945. Looking at sovereignty in terms of political authority, it argues that sovereignty ... More


Eurocentrism, ‘civilization’ and the ‘barbarians’

Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century: Setting the precedent

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089909
eISBN:
9781781708484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089909.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In the course of nineteenth century countries were distinguished into ‘civilized’ and ‘uncivilized’ (‘barbarians’) with Europe the basis of comparison, within the construction known as ‘standard of ... More


New Barbarism and the Test of Modernity

in The Empire of Civilization: The Evolution of an Imperial Idea

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226068145
eISBN:
9780226068169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226068169.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter outlines the more recent division of our world into its “civilized” and “uncivilized” spheres, and discusses the standards of civilization for the late twentieth and early twenty-first ... More


Sovereignty and the Non-European World

Luke Glanville

in Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect: A New History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226076898
eISBN:
9780226077086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226077086.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that, while notions of sovereign responsibilities for the protection of populations were to some extent being suppressed by emerging sovereign rights to self-government and ... More


The Role of Civilization in the Globalization of International Society

Jacinta O’Hagan

in The Globalization of International Society

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198793427
eISBN:
9780191835247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793427.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that civilizational ideas, practices, and contestations have been integral to the constitution and diffusion of international society, though their role is multifaceted. This is ... More


Scepticism of the Civilizing Mission in International Law

Andrew Fitzmaurice

in International Law and Empire: Historical Explorations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198795575
eISBN:
9780191836893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795575.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The ‘standard of civilization’ dominated nineteenth-century positivists’ accounts of international law. The association of the idea of civilization with progress has broad appeal, and the concept ... More


Wars in the Colonies: Orientalism and the Social Production of Colonial Subjects

Sibylle Scheipers

in Unlawful Combatants: A Genealogy of the Irregular Fighter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199646111
eISBN:
9780191756160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646111.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter demonstrates that a large degree of continuity and permeability existed between wars in the core and in the peripheries of the international system with respect to anti-irregular ... More


United Nations Constitutional Assistance Continues Its Civilizing Role

Vijayashri Sripati

in Constitution-Making under UN Auspices: Fostering Dependency in Sovereign Lands

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199498024
eISBN:
9780199098378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498024.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book asks: Why has the UN empowered itself to offer constitutional assistance in sovereign Third World states? This Chapter, which draws from the UN’s official explanations completes the answer. ... More


Sovereign Marks

Tanja Aalberts

in International Law's Objects

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198798200
eISBN:
9780191858642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798200.003.0039
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter analyses a treaty made on behalf of the Association Internationale du Congo (the infamous private company of King Leopold II of Belgium) with roi Né-Do’ucoula of Boma on 19 April 1884. ... More


Chicotte

Anne-Charlotte Martineau

in International Law's Objects

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198798200
eISBN:
9780191858642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798200.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In the French language, especially as it is practised today in Africa, a chicotte designates a whipping or flogging object. Looking at the history of the chicotte through the lens of the ‘standard of ... More


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