Pietro Costa

Who is afraid of sovereignty? About a recent work by Carlo Galli

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The essay discusses Carlo Galli’s book devoted to sovereignty, dwelling on its main passages: the concept of sovereignty, the relationship between the sovereign state and the rights of subjects, the discontinuity caused by the Second World War and the rise of constitutional democracies. Finally, the current situation is taken into consideration, focusing on the weakness of the nation states and the tensions within the European Union.


  • Sovereignty
  • State
  • European Union


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