From Imperial to Post-Imperial Sovereignty

  title={From Imperial to Post-Imperial Sovereignty},
  author={J S Pemberton},
Jackson defines ‘imperial sovereignty’ as the practice of exercising ‘supreme authority over a foreign territory’ (Jackson, 1999, p.441). It is a description that well captures the scale and tone of the European engagement with the non-European world during the age of imperialism. Yet, it is also paradoxical for just as a system predicated upon multiple sovereignties should be averse to aggressive war, so too it should be averse to imperial conquest. Of course, if we think about sovereignty… CONTINUE READING