CARLO GALLI

Sovereignty

“Sovereignty: loathe it or mock it” is the politically correct imperative currently influencing mainstream intellectual élites. Anybody evoking this concept – which lies at the heart of the theory of the State, public law, national constitutions, and the UN Charter – is considered ill-mannered and primitive, as someone who deserves to be pitied, taunted like someone still using typewriters or even disparaged as a fascist. Sovereignty is considered a sign of an archaic worldview, tribalism, nostalgia, racism, ineptness, or even criminal tendencies. And sovereignty is synonymous with malice. This authoritative text argues that this widespread outlook is wrong: we need to abandon platitudes and moralistic invectives in order to attain a deeper understanding. The resurgence of sovereignty reflects the need for a new politics.

Carlo Galli teaches History of Political Thought at the University of Bologna.

Premessa
I. Definizione
II. Storia
III. Filosofia
IV. Oggi
Conclusioni
Bibliografia
series "Voci"
"Parole controtempo"
pp. 156, 978-88-15-28086-2
publication year 2019