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Terror and territory : the spatial extent of sovereignty

Author: Stuart Elden
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2009.
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Today's global politics demands a new look at the concept of territory. From so-called deterritorialized terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda to U.S.-led overthrows of existing regimes in the Middle East, the relationship between territory and sovereignty is under siege. Unfolding an updated understanding of the concept of territory, Stuart Elden shows how the contemporary ""war on terror"" is part of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Elden, Stuart, 1971-
Terror and territory.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009020244
(OCoLC)324731261
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Elden
ISBN: 9780816670529 0816670528 0816654832 9780816654833 0816654840 9780816654840
OCLC Number: 527796302
Description: 1 online resource (xxxii, 257 pages) : maps
Contents: Introduction : terror and the state of territory --
Geographies of fear, threat, and division --
Territorial strategies of Islamism --
Rubble reduced to dust : targeting weak states --
Iraq : destruction and reconstitution --
Territorial integrity and contingent sovereignty --
Coda : the spatial extent of sovereignty.
Responsibility: Stuart Elden.

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Today's global politics demands a new look at the concept of territory. From so-called deterritorialized terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda to U.S.-led overthrows of existing regimes in the Middle East, the relationship between territory and sovereignty is under siege. Unfolding an updated understanding of the concept of territory, Stuart Elden shows how the contemporary ""war on terror"" is part of a widespread challenge to the connection between the state and its territory. Although the importance of territory has been disputed under globalization, territorial relations h.

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