Chapchikov S.Yu. The Category of “Sovereignty”: the Genesis and Modern Interpretations in the Legal Science

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lc.jvolsu.2017.1.10

Sergey Yu. Chapchikov

Candidate of Juridical Sciences, South-West State University, Law Enforcement Officer, 50 let Oktyabrya St., 94, 305040 Kursk, Russian Federation, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Introduction: the article is devoted to the genesis, the main stages of the development and the analysis of modern interpretations of the category of “sovereignty” in the political and legal science. Purpose: to analyze the discussion of the representatives of different law schools on the role of sovereignty in the politics of modern states and the essence of this category in modern life. Methods: the methodological basis for this study is a set of scientific methods, among which the method of systemacity, the method of analysis and the comparative law method are of particular importance. Results: the analysis of the category of sovereignty is conducted; the genesis and the evolution of the concept as well as the role of sovereignty in the changing world are illustrated. Conclusions: it is found that the category of sovereignty has come a long way of development. In the course of this development, it has evolved from a narrow concept, focused on the rationale of the supreme power of the monarch in a certain area in the struggle against the feudal fragmentation and the Catholic Church, into the rich in content category of the political science and international law.

Keywords: sovereignty, the independence of a state in the international arena, the supremacy of state power within a country, power, state, globalization.

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