Sovereignty has affected us a lot its existence is felt everywhere from our government to everyday for example, when we demand some favour from the authorities and the authorities refuse to grant us the same, we protest. The concept of sovereignty has been controversial in academic discourse. Men obey because they agree that it is pleasing to do so. In tyrannical states, men obey through apprehension, while in democratic states the common men obey through blessing. Force is only required for the few who refuse to obey. It is this possession of force to support its commands and to compel obedience that distinguishes the state from all other associations and that makes it sovereign. The meaning of sovereignty has undergone change across history. We all know what power is, in a broader sense. Although we see it everywhere in our lives, it is hard to define. While doing social and political theory, we try, however, to make the concepts of Sovereignty more precise and clear. Despite the many meanings of the concept, sovereignty has a core meaning. Concept of understanding Theories of Sovereignty is very much relevant in 21st century. In this article we will discuss about the nature of Sovereignty, understand the meaning as well as new challenges of Sovereignty in the contemporary situation.
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Devanshu Bhadauria. Theories of Sovereignty. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 3(1): Jan- March, 2012, 41-47.