Sovereignty's Missing Moral Imperative
International Zeitschrift 8.2 (May 2012): 30-41
13 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2012
Date Written: May 31, 2012
The following paper claims that the theoretical construct of sovereignty was not only expropriated by the Christian religion out of ancient religious beliefs – shared with them by both Jewish and Muslim traditions – but, perhaps more importantly for modern policy considerations, that it always insisted on a positive moral imperative being placed on the person or body executing it in practice.
Keywords: Sovereignty, Definition of Sovereignty, Capacity, Moral Imperative, State Sovereignty, Theory of Sovereignty
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