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    The territory of colonialism

    Kearns, Gerard (2017) The territory of colonialism. Territory, Politics, Governance, 5 (2). pp. 222-238. ISSN 2162-2671

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    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.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: biopolitics; boundaries; Europe; geopolitics; political geography; territory;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 9175
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    Depositing User: Gerry Kearns
    Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 14:51
    Journal or Publication Title: Territory, Politics, Governance
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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