Opposition and dissidence: two modes of resistance against international rule

  • Rule is commonly conceptualized with reference to the compliance it invokes. In this article, we propose a conception of rule via the practice of resistance instead. In contrast to liberal approaches, we stress the possibility of illegitimate rule, and, as opposed to critical approaches, the possibility of legitimate authority. In the international realm, forms of rule and the changes they undergo can thus be reconstructed in terms of the resistance they provoke. To this end, we distinguish between two types of resistance—opposition and dissidence—in order to demonstrate how resistance and rule imply each other. We draw on two case studies of resistance in and to international institutions to illustrate the relationship between rule and resistance and close with a discussion of the normative implications of such a conceptualization.

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Author:Christopher DaaseGND, Nicole DeitelhoffORCiDGND
Parent Title (German):Journal of international political theory
Publisher:SAGE Publications
Place of publication:London [u. a.]
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2018/11/16
Date of first Publication:2018/11/16
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2020/04/19
Tag:constituent power; dissidence; opposition; radicalization; rule
Page Number:20
First Page:11
Last Page:30
Institutes:Gesellschaftswissenschaften / Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Exzellenzcluster / Exzellenzcluster Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 30 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie / 300 Sozialwissenschaften
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht