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Sovereignty

The legal right of a state to govern its own affairs in its own territory without outside interference. Sovereignty may reside with an individual (such as a monarch, sometimes known as a sovereign), a body (such as a parliament) or with the populace as a whole. The notion of sovereignty is less clear in federal governments like the U.S. and Canada, as sovereignty is split between the national government and the regional governments. This is a matter of considerable controversy in some countries.
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At least for now, the regulations of every member state continue to apply in this field, being given the fact that the safety of the frontiers and the control of the population on the teritory of a state are being considered, from the geopolitical point of view, some of the essential characteristics of national sovereignity, that the member states are not willing to give up (Sowell, 1996: 85; Marcu; Diaconu, 2002: 57).
41) Christopher Holland, "Chinese Attitudes to International Law: China, the Security Council, Sovereignity, and Intervention " Journal of International Law and Politics Online Forum (July 2012): 3-43.
Fritz, "Popular sovereignity, vigilantism, and the constitutional right of revolution", en Pacific Historical Review, vol.
For once, it seems, the talking heads might be right: India is taking sovereignity issues far too lightly -- but not on the frontiers they are referring to.
related international organisations like GATT/WTO, IMF to derail the organic techno-economic self-reliant development of developing countries like India and Nigeria by necessitating them to resort to expensive-cum-tied external loans which, over time, lead to structural maladjustment problems by depriving them of their own 'decision making' sovereignity.
2010), "Deportation Regime: Sovereignity, Space, and Freedom of Movement", in De Genova, N.
A few years later Bodin, when he wrote his Les six livres de la Republique focusing on something that will be revolutionary for politics for several centuries, the invention of sovereignity, will insist on the same path to the knowledge of political reality as Machiavelli: observing things the way they are, not the way we wish they were.
Catholic Clerical Sexual Abuse: Effects on Vatican Sovereignity and Papal Power, Journal of Church and State, June, 10 2011, pag.
Result: we lost our sovereignity as also material wealth.
He said that drone attacks must be stopped for the sake of sovereignity of the country.
In the Philippines, the Americans honoured previous promises and transferred sovereignity in 1946.
While Whale Rider is a highly successful New Zealand film," she writes, "it may not serve the Maori pursuit of sovereignity as well as it at first appears to.