- External Sovereignty: This type of sovereignty has to do with the freedom of a state to conduct its foreign affairs in accordance with what it considers to be its national interest, to declare and also negotiate peace without interference of any kind.
- Internal Sovereignty: Is the supreme and exclusive power of a state to make and enforce laws upon the citizens and association within its territory.
- Political Sovereignty: Is the ultimate power of the people (i.e. the electorates) to elect those that will govern them through elections.
- Legal Sovereignty: Is usually vested in the constitution. It is the supreme authority of a state to make and enforce laws with all the powers it cares to employ without any external interference.
Other types of sovereignty are: De Facto and Dejure sovereignty.