Conditions of Sovereignty
As two decades of the twentieth-first century has past, in the present day, with radical proceedings of globalization and informatization, the seemingly outdated concept of “sovereignty” has again caught people’s attention. On the other hand, while theoretical examinations of the concept are insufficient, in reality “sovereignty” has increasingly become a polemical concept. Taking into consideration different political experiences over the world in the present-day, this project aims at a theoretical and philosophical reexamination of the conditions that determine the concept of sovereignty.
|KOKUBUN Koichiro||Principal Investigator||Department of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies (Associate Professor)|
|WANG Qin||Research Member||Department of Area Studies (Associate Professor)|
|Ching Yuen Cheung||Research Member||Department of Area Studies (Associate Professor)|
|ISHII Tsuyoshi||Research Member||Department of Area Studies (Associate Professor)|
|NAKAJIMA Takahiro||Research Member||Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (Professor)|
In order to answer various questions, we have to go beyond pure theoretical investigations and examine different concepts of sovereignty that are operative in different states and areas as a consequence of historical and geographical dynamics. Several small-scale seminars will be held online in cooperation with universities in the U.S., Korea, and China.