A few blurbs:
In Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect, Luke Glanville argues that this responsibility extends back to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and that states have since been accountable for this responsibility to God, the people, and the international community. Over time, the right to national self-governance came to take priority over the protection of individual liberties, but the noninterventionist understanding of sovereignty was only firmly established in the twentieth century, and it remained for only a few decades before it was challenged by renewed claims that sovereigns are responsible for protection.
Glanville traces the relationship between sovereignty and responsibility from the early modern period to the present day, and offers a new history with profound implications for the present.
“Luke Glanville provides a powerful corrective to the literature that sees sovereignty—and particularly the right of nonintervention—as a static norm in international politics, showing that there has always been an inherent tension between rights and responsibilities and that the ‘traditional’ meaning of sovereignty became predominant only at the end of World War II. Well-written and deeply rooted in the relevant literature, Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect makes a valuable contribution to scholarship in international relations.” -- Stacie Goddard, Wellesley CollegeMore information is available here.
"In international relations, sovereignty has often been associated with the rule of noninterference. In practice, it has been used as a veil behind which abusive governments hide. In this brilliant new book, Luke Glanville explodes the myth that sovereignty grants states carte blanche to govern however they please. In meticulous detail, Glanville shows that the theory and practice of sovereignty has always entailed responsibilities as well as rights. Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect forces us all to rethink how we understand, practice, and teach others about sovereignty. As such, it marks an important contribution to the field that should be read by newcomers and old hands alike." -- Alex Bellamy, Griffith University, Australia