State Sovereignty, the Politics of Identity and the Place of the Political
In this chapter I argue that the notion of state sovereignty presupposes that the place of politics is pre-eminently the state. Recent developments in both theory and practice, however, compel reconceptualization of the political. The familiar but diverse developments I have in mind have often seemed readily divisible into two categories: those emphasizing international and even global affairs, on the one hand, and those concerned with more local, particularistic, or even interstitial politics on the other.
KeywordsSocial Practice Political Authority Sovereign State Medieval Period State Sovereignty
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