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Sarah Besky and Jonathan Padwe

importance of retheorizing territory. As Elden points out, an understanding of territory as the spatial extent of sovereignty is axiomatic in Western political thought, enshrined, for instance, in Max Weber’s ([1919] 2004: 131) definition of the state as the

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Mimetic Governmentality, Colonialism, and the State

Patrice Ladwig and Ricardo Roque

in anthropology describe the state as more than simply a rational centralized entity that is limited to taxing and conscripting populations and monopolizing legitimate violence within a given territory—as, for example, in Max Weber’s (1978

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Frauke Mennes, John P. Hayes, David Kloos, Martha Lagace, Morten Koch Andersen, Somdeep Sen, Matthew Porges, and Sa’ed Atshan

applications of Carl Von Clausewitz (136), as well as Max Weber’s idea of state “monopoly of violence” (145). She wades into prolific debates in wider security studies, including the “greed or grievance” thesis, famously introduced by Paul Collier and Anke

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Johanna Gehmacher, Svetla Baloutzova, Orlin Sabev, Nezihe Bilhan, Tsvetelin Stepanov, Evgenia Kalinova, Zorana Antonijevic, Alexandra Ghit, Chiara Bonfiglioli, Ana Luleva, Barbara Klich-Kluczewska, Courtney Doucette, Katarzyna Stańczak-Wiślicz, Valentina Mitkova, Vjollca Krasniqi, Pepka Boyadjieva, Marina Hughson, and Rayna Gavrilova

theories of the classic thinkers of sociology—Max Weber, Georg Simmel, Talcott Parsons, and Harold Garfinkel—viewed through the perspective of methodological individualism and rational action. The book demonstrates the applicability to Bulgaria of some

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J. D. Y. Peel

Marloes Janson, Wale Adebanwi, David Pratten, Ruth Marshall, Stephan Palmié, Amanda Villepastour, and J. D. Y. Peel

Edited by Richard Fardon and Ramon Sarró

are not unique … [My chosen path would constitute] merely an application of the methodological principles of Max Weber.” It is therefore not surprising, even if exemplary, that Peel takes the core methodological lesson and intellectual agenda that