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Sovereignty through a Derridean spectrum : the contested cases of Kosovo and the Asia Pacific sinking states

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This article draws upon Derridean philosophy to argue for a more holistic understanding of sovereignty. Sovereignty and lack of it are explained through Derrida’s conceptions of aporia and hospitality, employed here to analyse narratives on state sovereignty as home. The article firstly elaborates on a promised notion of sovereignty a-venir (to-come). It then takes on board how already sovereign nation-states encounter the contingency of losing sovereignty. The narrative continues with an effort to empirically and comparatively flesh out these two aspects of sovereignty. With deconstruction as intervention in discourse, we examine the case of Kosovo and the case of sinking states in the Asia Pacific. The concluding remarks bring together inferences from the two case studies for a more profound conceptualisation of sovereignty. The aim of the article is to renegotiate sovereignty by deconstructing its impossibility, undecidability and self-destruction.

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Musliu, Vjosa, and Evangelos Fanoulis. 2019. “Sovereignty Through a Derridean Spectrum : the Contested Cases of Kosovo and the Asia Pacific Sinking States.” International Political Sociology  .
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Musliu, V., & Fanoulis, E. (2019). Sovereignty through a Derridean spectrum : the contested cases of Kosovo and the Asia Pacific sinking states. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY  .
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Musliu V, Fanoulis E. Sovereignty through a Derridean spectrum : the contested cases of Kosovo and the Asia Pacific sinking states. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY  . 2019;
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Musliu, Vjosa, and Evangelos Fanoulis. “Sovereignty Through a Derridean Spectrum : the Contested Cases of Kosovo and the Asia Pacific Sinking States.” INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY  (2019): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {This article draws upon Derridean philosophy to argue for a more holistic understanding of sovereignty. Sovereignty and lack of it are explained through Derrida’s conceptions of aporia and hospitality, employed here to analyse narratives on state sovereignty as home. The article firstly elaborates on a promised notion of sovereignty a-venir (to-come). It then takes on board how already sovereign nation-states encounter the contingency of losing sovereignty. The narrative continues with an effort to empirically and comparatively flesh out these two aspects of sovereignty. With deconstruction as intervention in discourse, we examine the case of Kosovo and the case of sinking states in the Asia Pacific. The concluding remarks bring together inferences from the two case studies for a more profound conceptualisation of sovereignty. The aim of the article is to renegotiate sovereignty by deconstructing its impossibility, undecidability and self-destruction.},
  author       = {Musliu, Vjosa and Fanoulis, Evangelos },
  issn         = {1749-5679},
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY                                    },
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Sovereignty through a Derridean spectrum : the contested cases of Kosovo and the Asia Pacific sinking states},
  year         = {2019},
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