[In-person Event] Two Faces of Sovereignty: Patterns in the Law and Politics of Authority Along China’s Periphery

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Across seemingly diverse issues and highly contested cases, China’s behavior reflects a Janus-faced view of sovereignty. At international law and in international relations, sovereignty is nearly indivisible and indestructible, not subject to binding commitments that could alienate sovereignty or limit its exercise. At domestic law and in internal governance, sovereignty is highly positivistic...