Sovereignty

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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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(110.) By the same token, no one would think that an arbitrator who borrowed substantive legal standards from Maryland was somehow wielding the sovereign power of Maryland.
(24) Moving away from questions of capitalist reproduction, Hannah-Moffat highlights the ongoing necessity of sovereign power for disciplining subjects within a diverse range of state and non-state institutions.
More importantly, he fails to recognize how his critique challenges the way that sovereign power is used to carve out an exception to law through the reduction of some lives to mere bios, but does not challenge the very distinction of bios and zoe.
Unless the problem is resolved, the recovery of sovereign power by Okinawa remains pie in the sky.
(46) This aspect of sovereignty makes it quite evident that the sovereign power, or the "intangible aspect of sovereignty," was originally separate from the sovereign authority, or "the tangible aspect of sovereignty." The contention that the sovereign authority is born with sovereign power cannot be upheld.
However, BSP lawmaker Petar Dimitrov has pointed out that the people, who are the sovereign power, "have already voiced their opinion on the issue."
"HSBC is involved in illegally transferring monies for the sale of these properties knowing that title to the underlying properties are illegal and/or defective because the "TRNC" lacks the sovereign power to issue or obtain title."
South Korean prime minister told reporters after voting that he hopes every single citizen will exercise their sovereign power on Wednesday by casting a ballot and pave the way for the nation's advancement.
To take an example from the everyday political world, when a sovereign power like George W.
This review essay will critique one such work, Border Politics: The Limits of Sovereign Power by Nick Vaughan-Williams, in order to explore new ways of understanding the bordering process.
Under the military-drafted Constitution, in times of crisis the military will have sovereign power over the executive, legislative and judiciary branches of government.
ICC's political theology subordinates sovereign power to divine rectificatory justice, the ICC, a unique institution in the history of international criminal jurisprudence, places the punishment of the criminal at the end of the judicial process.