Constitutive and constituted sovereignty

18 February 2020

Sovereignty is invoked in many discussions today, from Brexit to Catalan independence, but it is rarely clear what, exactly, those who invoke sovereignty mean by it. For the purposes of understanding, analyzing, and understanding legal phenomena, however, a more precise understanding is necessary.

Antonia Waltermann

Antonia Waltermann is assistant professor at the department of Foundations and Methods of Law at Maastricht University. Between 2012 and 2015, she worked as lecturer for the department of Public Law. She received her PhD in April 2016 for her thesis Sovereignties, a conceptual analysis and rational reconstruction of the concept of sovereignty. Her research interests span from theoretical questions of public law to questions of the epistemological foundation of law in general. Her current research concerns actions of non-human entities.