This is the first book length treatment of the connection between religious, political and philosophical skepticism and state sovereignty. The book engages with the writings of Thomas Hobbes, Benedict Spinoza, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Stanley Cavell. It will appeal to political philosophers, international relations scholars and intellectual historians interested in sovereignty.
About the Author
Jonathan Havercroft is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Oklahoma. He held the Canadian Security and Defence Forum Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Centre of International Relations, University of British Columbia, in 2006-2007 and he was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Council (Canada) Doctoral Fellowship for his dissertation research. Jonathan describes himself as an international political theorist and he draws upon contemporary and historical works of political philosophy to critique current problems in global politics. He has published articles and book chapters on Spinoza and the multitude, the struggle for recognition of indigenous rights under international law, space weaponization, and Wittgenstein and the meaning of liberty. His work has appeared in the journals Constellations and the Review of International Studies.