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Sovereignty: a global perspective

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Sovereignty has been at the heart of political philosophy for centuries, and yet it is far from clear what work sovereignty is actually doing in the modern world.  Is sovereignty indivisible?  Why are some international interventions acceptable but others condemned or resented?  Is sovereignty always popular?  What role does sovereignty have in a world of international finance, global information exchange, and supranational regulation?  Is sovereignty only relevant to some parts of the world or of global relevance? This conference will place the intellectual roots of sovereignty in a conversation with sociological theory and the realities of a globalised world to create a broader context for our contemporary debates.

Professor Christopher Smith, University of St Andrews
Professor John Hudson FBA, University of St Andrews

Speakers include:
Professor Valentina Arena
, University College London
Dr Filippo Costa Buranelli, University of St Andrews
Professor John Ferguson, University of St Andrews
Professor Joost Fontein, Johannesburg University
Professor Luke Habberstad, University of Oregon 
Professor David Hammer, Franklin and Marshall College
Professor Elena Isayev, Exeter University
Dr Chris Jones, University of St Andrews
Professor Stephen Legg, Nottingham University
Professor Christoph Lundgreen, Dresden University
Professor Hartmut Rosa, Erfurt University
Dr Amy Russell, Durham University
Dr Mark Somos, Heidelberg University
Dr Taylor St John, University of St Andrews
Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge, Birmingham University
Professor Anna Sun, Kenyon College
Dr Nathalie Tocci, Istituto Affari Internazionali

This conference will take place at the University of St Andrews. A registration fee is payable at the time of booking. For further information and details of how to book please click 'Book Event'. 

Co-sponsored by the Academia Europaea and the Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub

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