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Colonialism and the State of Exception

Kohn Margaret and McBride Keally

in Political Theories of Decolonization: Postcolonialism and the Problem of Foundations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195399578
eISBN:
9780199894437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399578.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on law as one dimension of the problem of transition into the postcolonial regime. Martial law was frequently declared in the colonies, but it remained controversial since it ... More


Biopolitics: Antigone's Claim

Audronė Žukauskaitė

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Lacanian philosopher Slavoj Žižek interprets Antigone as a figure driven by some pathological desire, being attached to the Other (Polyneices) without the mediation of symbolic rules and laws. In ... More


Performing Antigone in the Twenty‐First Century

S. E. Wilmer

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines some productions in the late twentieth century (Fugard's The Island, Gambaro's Antígona Furiosa, and Glowacki's Antigone in New York) that have employed Antigone as a kind of ... More


Sovereignty and the Exception

David G. Lewis

in Russia's New Authoritarianism: Putin and the Politics of Order

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474454766
eISBN:
9781474480611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454766.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the emergence of sovereignty as a defining concept in contemporary Russian political thought, both in domestic and in foreign policy. The concept of sovereignty was understood ... More


From Ancient Greek Drama to Argentina's ‘Dirty War’; Antígona Furiosa: On Bodies and the State

María Florencia Nelli

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Griselda Gambaro's play Antígona Furiosa was written and staged after Gambaro's exile as a consequence of Argentina's so‐called ‘Dirty War’ in the mid‐1970s. This chapter discusses Gambaro's play, ... More


Emergency? What Emergency?

Mark Neocleous

in Critique of Security

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633289
eISBN:
9780748671984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633289.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Building on the discussion of prerogative in the previous chapter, Chapter 2 offers a critique of the political discourse of ‘exception’. The chapter argues that the way to understand the politics of ... More


Introduction

Conor McCarthy

in Outlaws and Spies: Legal Exclusion in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474455930
eISBN:
9781474480628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455930.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

While exclusion from law is often assumed to be an historical phenomenon, the discussion here argues that it is an enduring and important tactic of state power. Such exclusion can occur in two ... More


American Studies after American Exceptionalism?: Toward a Comparative Analysis of Imperial State Exceptionalisms

Donald E. Pease

in Globalizing American Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226185064
eISBN:
9780226185088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185088.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

American studies supplied an interdisciplinary methodology for studying the literature, history, politics, and territorial geography of the United States. The discourse of American exceptionalism ... More


Sanctuary

Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

in Sanctuary: African Americans and Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195369915
eISBN:
9780199893379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369915.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Reading Herman Melville’s “Benito Cereno” alongside American slave law, Dred Scott v. Sandford, The State of Missouri v. Celia, and the Civil Rights Cases (1883), this chapter addresses the ... More


The Insecurity State: Vulnerable Autonomy and the Right to Security in the Criminal Law

Peter Ramsay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199581061
eISBN:
9780191741005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581061.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book presents a theory of the recent emergence of a right to security and of its protection by the criminal law in the UK. It states that the protection of such a right makes sense of the ... More


The Insecurity State

Peter Ramsay

in The Insecurity State: Vulnerable Autonomy and the Right to Security in the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199581061
eISBN:
9780191741005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581061.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter argues that the substantive law that protects the right to security has the character of emergency power that takes a normalized form. It critiques the theory of the normalization of the ... More


Introduction: Literature, Imagination and the State of Exception

Katherine Isobel Baxter

in Imagined States: Law and Literature in Nigeria, 1900-66

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420839
eISBN:
9781474476478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420839.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter provides an introduction to the key ideas (statehood, the state of exception, imagination, law and civilisation) with which the book as a whole engages and how they relate to each other. ... More


Violence in the State of Exception: Reflections on Theologico-Political Motifs in Benjamin and Schmitt

Marc de Wilde

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the status of theologico-political motifs in the work of Walter Benjamin and Carl Schmitt. In their work, the concept of political theology stands ... More


‘I Am the Law’: District Commissioner Fiction and the State of Exception

Katherine Isobel Baxter

in Imagined States: Law and Literature in Nigeria, 1900-66

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420839
eISBN:
9781474476478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420839.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Chapter Two identifies and anatomizes an important subgenre in the adventure tradition in literature: District Commissioner fiction. This subgenre is significant because, while in the nineteenth ... More


Sacropolitics

David Nugent

in The Encrypted State: Delusion and Displacement in the Peruvian Andes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781503609037
eISBN:
9781503609723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503609037.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces concepts that are crucial to the analysis of The Encrypted State. The most important of these is “sacropolitics,” the politics of public mass sacrifice. This term identifies a ... More


Imagined States: Law and Literature in Nigeria, 1900-66

Katherine Isobel Baxter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420839
eISBN:
9781474476478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420839.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Imagined States examines the significance of the law in colonial and postcolonial fiction from and about Nigeria between 1900 and 1966. The book argues that in the discrete period of the final ... More


What Is the State of Exception?

Nomi Claire Lazar

in States of Exception in American History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226712291
eISBN:
9780226712468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712468.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

What is a state of exception? And has one ever existed in the American context? Distinguishing legal, moral, and political conceptions, this chapter argues ‘ not yet’. But persistent emergency ... More


Delegated Governance as a Structure of Exceptions

Elisabeth S. Clemens

in States of Exception in American History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226712291
eISBN:
9780226712468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712468.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the privatizing contemporary state as a state of exception. The modern state is delineated in many ways: at the boundaries of formal institutions, through flows of funds and ... More


‘Seeking a Legal Form’: Joyce Cary’s: Mister Johnson

Katherine Isobel Baxter

in Imagined States: Law and Literature in Nigeria, 1900-66

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420839
eISBN:
9781474476478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420839.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Chapter Three examines a later incarnation of the District Commissioner in Joyce Cary’s Mr Johnson. The chapter shows how, despite the novel’s ironic critiques of the figure of the District ... More


Democracy Without the Separation of Powers?

Maxwell A. Cameron

in Strong Constitutions: Social-Cognitive Origins of the Separation of Powers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199987443
eISBN:
9780199346257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987443.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter reviews the overall argument and makes six further claims. First, the expansion of the administrative state does not justify designating bureaucracy as a fourth power. Second, the ... More


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