Episode 6: Sovereignty

In this episode, Tessa Diphoorn and Brianne McGonigle Leyh discuss the concept of ‘Sovereignty’ together with Prof. Dr. Rebecca Bryant, Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University, and Dr. Kushtrim Istrefi, Assistant Professor of Human Rights Law and Public International Law at Utrecht University.

In this episode they examine how the complexities of the concept ‘sovereignty’, how the concept has developed over time, and what differences and similarities there are in their approach.

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Bartelson, J. (1995). A Genealogy of Sovereignty. Cambridge University Press.

Bryant, R.E. & Hatay, Mete (2020). Sovereignty Suspended - Building the So-Called State. University of Pennsylvania Press.

Weber, C. (1994). Simulating Sovereignty: Intervention, the State and Symbolic Exchange. Cambridge University Press.



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