By Richard Joyce

Competing Sovereignties presents a critique of the idea that of sovereignty in modernity in gentle of claims to figure out the content material of legislation on the foreign, nationwide and native degrees. In an issue that's illustrated via an research of debates over the keep watch over of highbrow estate legislation in India, Richard Joyce considers how fiscal globalization and the claims of indigenous groups don't simply problem nationwide sovereignty - as though nationwide sovereignty is the single form of sovereignty - yet actually invite us to problem our notion of what sovereignty ‘is’. Combining theoretical learn and mirrored image with an research of the felony, institutional and political context within which sovereignties 'compete', the e-book deals a reconception of contemporary sovereignty - and, with it, a brand new appreciation of the advanced matters surrounding the connection among overseas companies, state states and native and indigenous communities.

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