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City.State: critique of scalar thought

Isin, Engin F. (2007). City.State: critique of scalar thought. Citizenship Studies, 11(2) pp. 211–228.

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The scalar thought that undergirds our understanding of modern bodies politic (cities, regions, nations, states, leagues, federations) assumes exclusive, hierarchical and ahistorical relationships among and between these bodies and conceals their fluid, multiple and overlapping forms of existence. This essay offers some critical reflections on the historical origins of scalar thought and suggests that thinking about bodies politic and belonging in different ways is necessary to consider citizenship beyond the state.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2007 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1469-3593
Keywords: scale; space; state; city; citizenship
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 9100
Depositing User: Engin F. Isin
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:05
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