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Articulations of sovereignty

Aradau, Claudia (2010). Articulations of sovereignty. In: Denemark, Robert A. ed. The International Studies Encyclopedia. Oxford: Blackwell.

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Abstract

Sovereignty is simultaneously one of the more revered and reviled concepts in International Relations (IR). Long taken for granted as the ontological founding concept of the discipline, sovereignty has gradually become the locus of debates about the conditions of possibility of change and transformation, limits of politics and agency. 'Articulations of sovereignty' considers sovereignty as a practice which is worked upon and in turn works with and against other practices.How does sovereignty function in international politics, what limits, subjectivities, and dominations it reproduces and what 'margins, silences and bottom rungs' (Enloe 1996) it excludes from the purview of politics?

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2010 Not known
ISBN: 1-4051-5238-9, 978-1-4051-5238-9
Keywords: sovereignty; self-other; globalisation; power; biopolitics; empire; exception; violence; human rights
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 26410
Depositing User: Claudia Aradau
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2011 10:02
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2012 09:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26410
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