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The Resource Walled states, waning sovereignty, Wendy Brown

Walled states, waning sovereignty, Wendy Brown

Label
Walled states, waning sovereignty
Title
Walled states, waning sovereignty
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Brown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Discusses the spate of wall-building by countries around the world and considers the reasons why walls are being built in an increasingly globalized world in which threats to security come from sources that cannot be contained by brick and barbed wire
  • Why, just two decades after international celebrations of the fall of the Berlin Wall, are so many nation-states building elaborate walls at or near their borders? Why walls now, given growing global connectedness and given the general imperviousness of late modern powers---from capital to religion to terror---to physical blockading? How do walls shore up an imago of soverign statehood and to what extent do they fortify rectionary national imaginaries? What do the new wall's perform symbolically, materially, psychically? --
  • In Walled States, Waning Sovereignty, Wendy Brown reflects on the proliferation of nation-state walls in a time of eroded nation-state sovereignty and intensifying transnational powers unleashed by globalization. A leading theorist of neoliberalism, Brown argues that although the new walls may demarcate existent or aspirational nation-state boundaries, they do not arise as fortresses against invading national armies or even as articulations of sovereign statehood. Rather, in a post-Westphalian context of increasing nonstate transnational actors and powers, the new walls consecrate the very boundary corruption they would contest as well as signify the contemporary limitations of national and global governance by law or political dictate, Even as walls theatrically display nation-state sovereignty, they index with equal force the decline of sovereign state power. --
  • In a rare combination of powerful theory and precise historical, political, and economic analysis, Walled States, Waning Sovereignty provides a new---indeed the first---account of nation-state walling as a distinctive contemporary phenomenon. For Brown, the frenzy of wall building today reveals crucial predicaments of political power and desire emerging from the waning of sovereignty, including new political ligitimacy deficits, new citizen anxieties, and new fusions of state and nonstate violence. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Wendy
Dewey number
320.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC327
LC item number
.B75 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sovereignty
  • Nation-state
  • Globalization
  • Border security
  • Boundaries
Label
Walled states, waning sovereignty, Wendy Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Waning sovereignty, walled democracy
  • Sovereignty and enclosure
  • States and subjects
  • Desiring walls
Control code
496727581
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9781935408086
Lccn
2009053279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)496727581
Label
Walled states, waning sovereignty, Wendy Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Waning sovereignty, walled democracy
  • Sovereignty and enclosure
  • States and subjects
  • Desiring walls
Control code
496727581
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9781935408086
Lccn
2009053279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)496727581

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