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Mandatory Fields
Kearns G.
2017
April
Territory, Politics, Governance
The territory of colonialism
Published
4 ()
Optional Fields
biopolitics boundaries Europe geopolitics political geography territory
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© 2016 Regional Studies Association. The territory of colonialism. Territory, Politics, Governance. Stuart Elden writes of territory as a specific form of sovereignty, and has provided its genealogy through a study of European texts. These texts drew upon a Roman legacy and engaged the practical issue of the relations between papal and monarchical powers. This paper argues that colonialism was at least as important a context for the elaboration of territory as a strategy of sovereignty. Furthermore, and as the example of Ireland shows, this colonial practice was not only a matter external to Europe.
2162-2671
10.1080/21622671.2016.1266961
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