Concluding Remarks


in International Organizations and their Exercise of Sovereign Powers

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780199225774
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191710346 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs in International Law

Concluding Remarks

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This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. The contestations between States over rival conceptions of sovereignty within international organizations are often the very same contestations of sovereignty that have been, and are still, occurring within nation-States. International organizations play an important role as a forum — transcendental to the State — where sovereign values that constrain the exercise of sovereign powers can be contested and developed. The challenge for international organizations exercising broad powers of government is to develop these values in conjunction with, rather than instead of, States and their organs of government.

Keywords: sovereignty; sovereign powers; international organizations; states

Chapter.  660 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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