Luke Glanville’s book, Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect, has been accepted for publication with University of Chicago Press. The book examines the history of responsibilities that sovereign rulers and sovereign states have been understood to bear for the protection of populations from mass atrocities from the sixteenth century through to the present. It challenges the conventional story of sovereignty which holds that sovereignty has ‘traditionally’ entailed a strict right of non-intervention and an absence of responsibility and accountability. It develops a new story of sovereignty which reveals the many varied and evolving responsibilities that have been tied to sovereignty through history and it considers the implications of this history for present day debates about sovereignty and the ‘responsibility to protect.’
Luke’s book is due to be published late 2013.