Jacques and Jennifer continue discussion about the United Nations, and the best approach to building international peace and cooperation.
Instead of earlier hopes and promises of the UN as a vehicle for international cooperation on a range of issues like human rights, ecology, peace, and health, the last thirty years have seen a resurgence of nationalism, populism, and violence.
With this in mind, the presenters offer an alternative notion of 'sovereignty' that goes beyond individual national interest and military defence, to a notion of sovereignty that recognises our essential inter-dependence and responsibility to other nations and people.
Jean Bethke Elshtain (2008) Sovereignty: God, State, and Self New York: Basic Books
Jennifer Borrell & Jacques Boulet