Sovereignty: a global perspective

Sovereignty: a global perspective

The Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub is very pleased to be supporting the international conference, Sovereignty: a global perspective.


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.

This event will be held by Professor Christopher Smith MAE at the University of St Andrews on 29th-30th April 2019. Registration is now open. Further details may be found on the conference website. This is part of the 2019 programme of British Academy Conferences.






12th October 2018. For further information please contact Juliet Davies, Executive Officer


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