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Moving Borders

The Politics of Dirt
by / RP 174 (Jul/Aug 2012) / Commentary

Who can move? Who can speak? Who can act politically? The struggles of refugees and migrants have problematized conventional answers to these questions in a profound manner. Their struggles have demonstrated that, despite the considerable risks and dangers, new political subjects are being formed within securitized sites and border zones. Struggles by refugees …


Reading Schmitt geopolitically

Nomos, territory and Großraum
by / RP 161 (May/Jun 2010) / Article

With the 2003 translation of The Nomos of the Earth, a rather different set of Carl Schmitt’s ideas became accessible to an anglophone audience. While previously his work had shaped debates on politics, the political, the friend/enemy distinction, the question of democracy and the sovereign decision, his ideas on international politics …