Sovereignty: a global perspective

Mon 29 - Tue 30 Apr 2019, 10:00 - 17:00

University of St Andrews, Gateway Building, Lecture Theatre 3/4, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9RJ

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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:
Dr Ricardo Alcaro, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Italy
Professor Valentina Arena, University College London
Dr Kanad Bagchi, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Dr Filippo Costa Buranelli, University of St Andrews
Professor Joost Fontein, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Professor Luke Habberstad, University of Oregon, USA
Professor Dean Hammer, Franklin and Marshall College, USA
Professor Jim Gallagher, Centre on Constitutional Change
Dr Ben Holland, University of Nottingham
Professor Elena Isayev, University of Exeter
Dr Chris Jones, University of St Andrews
Professor Stephen Legg, University of Nottingham
Professor Christoph Lundgreen, Dresden University, Germany
Professor Hartmut Rosa, University of Erfurt, Germany
Dr Amy Russell, University of Durham
Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge, University of Birmingham
Dr Mark Somos, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Dr Taylor St John, University of St Andrews
Professor Richard Whatmore, University of St Andrews

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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