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Finn Stepputat

2 Governing the dead? Theoretical approaches Finn Stepputat Following a trend of emerging interest in carnal fetishism1 and the politics of dead bodies (Verdery 1999), this volume focuses on the particular relationship between sovereignty on the one hand and (dead) bodies and human remains on the other, arguing that this analysis can help us understand fundamental ways in which sovereignty is claimed and performed. We see sovereignty as an effect of practices that are fundamentally related to the body and to issues of life and death, and pertaining to the state

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Finn Stepputat

1 Introduction Finn Stepputat Sovereignty and dead bodies When my wife suddenly died some years ago, our home was soon flooded with paramedics and police officers, including a photographer and a social worker-cum-police officer. I asked the criminal investigator who interviewed me about the circumstances of the death if they could postpone taking my wife’s body to the hospital morgue. A few hours would allow us to say goodbye to her and to try to realise that she was no longer alive. I guess I was inspired by an experience from my youth when I spent time at the

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The violent pursuit of cultural sovereignty during authoritarian rule in Argentina
Antonius C.G.M. Robben

8 Governing the disappeared-living and the disappeared-dead: the violent pursuit of cultural sovereignty during authoritarian rule in Argentina Antonius C. G. M. Robben Graciela Beatriz Daleo was abducted on 18 October 1977, at the age of twenty-eight. She had been active in the Juventud Peronista since 1966, a Peronist youth organisation whose incessant street demonstrations during the early 1970s had been instrumental in the return of the exiled former president Juan Domingo Perón to Argentina. The Peronist Montoneros, the Marxist People’s Revolutionary Army

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Sovereignty and registration of the laws
John J. Hurt

Introduction: sovereignty and registration of the laws Recent scholarship on the parlements has minimized their differences with royal administrations. According to the current view, any disputes involving the parlements were less than fundamental, involving no vital interest, and artificial, a ritual ballet in which both sides accepted unwritten rules and kept inside invisible boundaries. Thus the basic issue of royal sovereignty could never come into play, by mutual consent.1 This view is only partially correct. It is true that the parlements did not openly

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Between political controversy and administrative efficiency
Kenneth A. Armstrong and Simon Bulmer

raised constitutional concerns for a state which had elevated territorial integrity and parliamentary sovereignty to key normative principles of its institutional order.1 Integration has at different times divided the main political parties internally as well as being a source of division between them, from the ratification of accession right through to the present. Levels of public support for integration have been among the lowest of all Member States. And yet the business of preparing, making and implementing European policy has been characterised by considerable

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Eşref Aksu

the early 1990s exceeded international concerns over sovereignty. Over 300,000 people died in Angola in 1993 in the presence of UNAVEM II, thus making it the second deadliest civil war (after Rwanda) between 1992 and 1996. 2 Yet the international community did not authorise a ‘humanitarian intervention’. Does that mean that the tension between the norms of state

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Elisabeth Bronfen and Barbara Straumann

a resilient example for a complex gendering of sovereignty in the context of the mass consumption of politics. Elizabeth I is perhaps not the only early modern queen but certainly one of the most memorable ones to use her public self-display – both her actual body and its diverse representations – to strengthen and disseminate her political power. The many portraits brought

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the real world. These divisions are at the heart of this study, which argues that Labour never really came to an ideological agreement over how to be internationalist within an international system dominated by nation-states. Labour did not question the existence of a world of sovereign nation-states, but its internationalist perspective led it to look for ways to control relations between states and ameliorate the inherent conflict in the international system. The tension between national sovereignty and internationalism lay behind Vic00 10/23/03 3:53 PM Page 9

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the post-Cold War European security landscape. A ‘Kosovo precedent’: new wars, new interventions? When NATO undertook armed action without an explicit mandate from the UNSC, it entered a kind of international no-man’s land between upholding the sanctity of state sovereignty and that of human life. While NATO members asserted that the humanitarian and strategic imperatives of saving Kosovar Albanian lives

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broader narratives on mobility, security, sovereignty, and the regime boundaries in Israel. By its object, this chapter is thus also complementary to the important set of studies focused on the border-mobility nexus. However, while these studies have mostly addressed the border either through the prism of exception (Doty 2003 ; Jones 2009 ; Salter 2008 ) or through a Foucauldian lens focused on

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