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Sovereignty in the Middle East

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This project explores concepts of sovereignty in the Middle East. It is driven by both theoretical and empirical questions, particularly in light of the fragmentation of regime-society relations. I am particularly interested in the construction of formal and informal structures that are designed to regulate behaviour in a biopolitical sense. I am interested in the work of Giorgio Agamben, particularly the concepts of bare life and the state of exception, which I have used to interrogate regime-society relations in periods of flux. This topic is the focus of my next book 'Houses Built On Sand', which will be published by Manchester University Press in 2019.
Effective start/end date1/09/15 → …

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