About the Impossibility of Absolute State Sovereignty

  title={About the Impossibility of Absolute State Sovereignty},
  author={Jorge Emilio N{\'u}{\~n}ez},
  journal={International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue internationale de S{\'e}miotique juridique},
  • J. Núñez
  • Published 1 December 2014
  • Law, Philosophy
  • International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue internationale de Sémiotique juridique
State sovereignty is often thought to be absolute, unlimited. This paper argues that there is no such a thing as absolute State sovereignty. Indeed, absolute sovereignty is impossible because all sovereignty is necessarily underpinned by its conditions of possibility—i.e. limited sovereignty is the norm, though the nature of the limitations varies. The article consists of two main sections: (a) the concept of sovereignty: this section is focused on some of the limitations the concept of… 
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