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  1. Verena Erlenbusch (2013). How (Not) to Study Terrorism. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 17 (4):1-22.
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  2. Verena Erlenbusch (2013). The Place of Sovereignty: Mapping Power with Agamben, Butler, and Foucault. Critical Horizons 14 (1):44-69.
  3. Verena Erlenbusch (2012). The Concept of Sovereignty in Contemporary Continental Political Philosophy. Philosophy Compass 7 (6):365-375.
    The concept of sovereignty is one of the central concepts of modern political philosophy. However, faced with processes of economic globalization as well as legal and political universalism, contemporary political theory struggles to account for the exercise of state power in terms of the traditional understanding of sovereignty. This survey article reviews the most influential conceptualizations of sovereignty in contemporary continental political philosophy. These include Schmitt’s defense of sovereignty and Agamben’s rejection of sovereign politics as well as a number of (...)
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  4. Verena Erlenbusch (2011). Ben Golder and Peter Fitzpatrick (Eds.) , Foucault and Law (Surrey and Burlington: Ashgate, 2010), ISBN: 978-0754628668. Foucault Studies 12:219-222.
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  5. Verena Erlenbusch (2011). Foucault and Law. [REVIEW] Foucault Studies:219-222.
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  6. Verena Erlenbusch (2011). Notes on Violence: Walter Benjamin's Relevance for the Study of Terrorism. Journal of Global Ethics 6 (2):167-178.
    This article uses Walter Benjamin's theoretical claims in the 'Critique of violence' to shed light on some current conceptualisations of terrorism. It suggests an understanding of terrorism as an essentially contested concept. If the theorist uncritically adopts the state's account of terrorism, she occludes an important dimension of the phenomenon that allows for a rethinking of the state's claim to a monopoly on legitimate violence. Benjamin's essay conceptualises the state as resulting from a conjunction of violence, law, legitimacy and power (...)
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