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Theory and Event 14 (4) (2011)

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  1. Sovereignty Surreal: Bataille and Fanon Beyond the State of Exception.Alexander Hirsch - 2014 - Contemporary Political Theory 13 (3):287-306.
    Most contemporary political theories of sovereignty – from Giorgio Agamben to Achille Mbembe – have argued that the emergency powers claimed by the Bush administration under the auspices of the War on Terror epitomized what Carl Schmitt calls a state of exception. If so, I argue, perhaps it is time for new visions of sovereignty to emerge, ones attendant to the eccentricities of the present conjuncture. Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring are but two obvious examples of counterpublics that (...)
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