With the publication of his 1999 book Sovereignty: Organized Hypocrisy, and a welter of other publications on sovereignty, Krasner has represented a dominating voice in the recent resurgence of sovereignty discourse. Krasner’s intricate discussions of IR and US foreign policy have overshadowed the theoretical weaknesses of his account of sovereignty itself, leading to accusations by critics such as Amitav Acharya of ‘Disorganised Hypocrisy.’ This paper investigates both the content of his policy prescriptions for the State Department of which he is now part, and the thin account of sovereignty in his works, and demonstrates that there is a relationship between the two. It also seeks to situate his position and the position of other neoliberal institutionalists within the larger debate on sovereignty in IR.
Australasian Political Science Association 2008 Conference. APSA 2008: Abstracts and Refereed Papers (Brisbane, Qld 6-9 July, 2008)