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Author Srivastava, Swati, author.

Title Hybrid sovereignty in world politics / Swati Srivastava
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2022


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 280 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge studies in international relations ; 161
Cambridge studies in international relations ; 161.
Contents Cover -- Half-title page -- Series page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- A Foundational Myth -- The Argument -- Plan of the Book -- 1 Hybrid Sovereignty in International Theory -- Idealized Sovereignty -- Conceptualizing Idealized Sovereignty in Early Modern Thought -- Experimenting with Idealized Sovereignty in the Founding of America -- Idealized Sovereignty in IR -- Lived Sovereignty -- Evolution in Sovereign Functions -- Conceptualizing Lived Sovereignty -- Lived Sovereignty in IR
Hybrid Sovereignty -- Conclusion -- 2 Ideal-Types of Public/Private Hybridity -- Public/Private Hybridity in Global Governance -- Did the Medieval Law Merchant Exist? -- The Logic of Ideal-Types -- Ideal-Types of Public/Private Hybridity -- Research Design -- Methodology -- Cases -- Conclusion -- 3 Hybrid Sovereign Empire in the English East India Company -- Seeing Like a Company-State -- Emergence of Sovereign Competence in the Company -- First Transformation: EIC Cycling through Ideal-Types of Public/Private Hybridity -- Contractual Hybridity -- Institutional Hybridity -- Shadow Hybridity
Second Transformation: Company Sovereignty Shifts from Privilege to Right -- Emerging Desires for Self-Possessed Company Sovereignty -- Establishing Self-Possessed Company Sovereignty -- Clashes of Idealized and Lived Sovereignty in EIC's Corporate Empire on Trial -- Conclusion -- 4 Contracting American Wars through Blackwater -- Sovereignty under Contract -- The Post-9/11 Contractor Force -- Blackwater in American Total Force -- Sovereign Dilemmas in Contractual Hybridity -- Weber and the Monopoly over Legitimate Use of Force -- Distributed Accountability
Politics of Distributed Accountability -- Constructing "Inherently Governmental" -- The Bureaucratic State of American Contracting -- Defining Inherently Governmental -- Conclusion -- 5 Institutionalizing Markets through the International Chamber of Commerce -- Limiting Corporate Responsibility -- Delegitimizing NGOs -- The Global Compact -- Norms and Guiding Principles on Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights -- Agenda-Setting on Trade and Investment -- Early Lessons with the ITO -- Working with the GATT -- Failing Upward with the MAI -- "Self-Governance" in Rulemaking
Policy Commissions and Standards -- Constructing Commercial Crime -- Sovereign Dilemmas in Institutional Hybridity -- Championing "Palm Tree Justice" in International Arbitration -- Politics of Exclusivity in Arbitration -- Conclusion -- 6 Shadowing for Human Rights through Amnesty International -- Building a Global Polity -- Getting Its Foot in the Door -- Campaign for the Abolition of Torture -- Imposing American Responsibility -- Solidifying the Polity in Cold War Politics -- Projecting Moral Purity -- Impartial Research Expertise -- Government Independence
Summary "The global sovereign order is constructed from relations of public/private hybridity where power flows without regard to public and private boundaries. In hybrid sovereignty, the lived realities of performing sovereign competence through contractors, lobbyists, and INGOs are in tension with idealized imperatives of an indivisibly public sovereign authority. Public/private hybridity implicates core questions of sovereignty and responsibility for International Relations. The book addresses these questions while showing that public/private hybridity takes different forms of contractual, institutional, and shadow hybridity based on the formalization and publicization of relations. Using multi-sited original archival research, the study examines varieties of public/private hybridity in some of the most profound world historical moments: the spread of the British empire, the founding of America, the establishment of free trade, the realization of global human rights, and the wars of the twenty-first century. In order to sustain meaningful dialogues about the future of global power and authority, it is crucial that we begin to reflect on Hybrid Sovereignty in World Politics"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 12, 2022)
Subject East India Company.
Blackwater USA.
International Chamber of Commerce.
Amnesty International.
Amnesty International
Blackwater USA
East India Company
International Chamber of Commerce
Non-governmental organizations.
Public-private sector cooperation.
Government contractors.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General.
Government contractors
Non-governmental organizations
Public-private sector cooperation
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2022005738
ISBN 9781009204453