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States of Political Discourse : Words, Regimes, Seditions - Costas M. Constantinou

States of Political Discourse

Words, Regimes, Seditions

Paperback Published: 21st November 2006
ISBN: 9780415429597
Number Of Pages: 208

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* How are states made possible, constructed in theory and practice, and what alternative possibilities are given up by conferring legitimacy on states?
* How do 'reasons of state' appropriate and inform discourses of sovereignty, territoriality, historiography, diplomacy, security and community?
* How can we employ language to challenge the problematic logics of international relations and imagine alternative ways of being with and relating to others?
States of Political Discourse addresses these questions through a series of highly original and provocative essays that engage a range of political conditions and practices, exploring areas that are conventionally neglected. Topics include the language of normal and pathological states in Freudian psychoanalysis, the mythography of Europe, the political reification of the Himalayan region, the spirituality of cosmopolitanism, the status of the Knights of St John, and the literary exploration of diplomacy and security.

Foreword by R. B. J. Walker Acknowledgements Stasis, or the Seditious State
Metastasis
States, Ethnocratic States and States Within
Representations of Sovereignty on the Himalayas
Piracy, Knight-errantry, Statehood
Antistasis
Poetics of Security
Diplomacy, Grotesque Realism and Ottoman Historiography
NATO's Caps
Ekstasis
Europa Mythica
Hippopolis/Cynopolis
Hypostasis Notes
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ISBN: 9780415429597
ISBN-10: 0415429595
Series: New International Relations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 21st November 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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