주권개념의 동양적 기원, 존 홉슨, 2009

Provincializing Westphalia: The Eastern origins of sovereignty

John M. Hobson
Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, Elmfield, Northumberland Road, Sheffield S10 2TU, UK.
E-mail: j.m.hobson@sheffield.ac.uk

Abstract
This article critiques the ‘Westphilian narrative’ of the sovereign state.
The dominant Eurocentric account assumes that the sovereign state emerged through a series of developments that unfolded endogenously within Europe, none of which were influenced or shaped by impulses that emanated from the East or from the non-Western world. Having outlined the various Eurocentric theories of the rise of the sovereign state, the bulk of the article forwards a non-Eurocentric alternative narrative. While accepting that there were multicausal economic, discursive, political and military foundations to sovereignty, I argue that each of these was significantly enabled by Eastern influences, in the absence of which the sovereign state might not have made an appearance within Europe. In the process, I suggest that the rise of the sovereign state occurred during the era of, and through the impact of, ‘Oriental globalization’, thereby recasting the relationship between sovereignty and globalization more generally.
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