What Is a (Global) Polity

  title={What Is a (Global) Polity},
  author={Olaf Corry},
  journal={Review of International Studies},
  • Olaf Corry
  • Published 1 October 2010
  • Political Science
  • Review of International Studies
So far it has been argued that an alternative model of political structure is needed to theorize political entities that are neither constituted by hierarchy or anarchy in order to get beyond the post-international paradigm. Judging by the way it is currently used, polity is precisely constituted neither by the existence of a sovereign, as a hierarchy is, nor by the lack of one, as anarchy is. Yet strangely, theories of what a polity is are quite hard to come by. It is hard to think of a… 
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