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Border Politics: The Limits of Sovereign Power

Nick Vaughan-Williams


This book presents a distinctive theoretical approach to the problem of borders in the study of global politics. It turns from current debates about the presence or absence of borders between states to consider the possibility that the concept of the border of the state is being reconfigured in contemporary political life. The author uses critical resources found in poststructuralist thought to think in new ways about the relationship between borders, security and sovereign power, drawing on a range of thinkers including Agamben, Derrida and Foucault. He highlights the necessity of a more plur ... More

Keywords: global politics, Agamben, Derrida, Foucault, poststructuralist scholarship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748637324
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637324.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nick Vaughan-Williams, author