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Icelandic Resource Landscapes and the State

Experiments in Energy, Capital, and Aluminium

James Maguire

making and re-making of resources are also modes through which the state is constituted. In the next section, I analyse the shifting constellations that have enabled the production of geothermal hot water resources; resources that have underpinned life

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Making the State Blush

Humanizing Relations in an Australian NGO Campaign for People Seeking Asylum

Tess Altman

political representative from monster to mom at a time of crucial political significance provides an entry point into questions about the role of affective and moral registers in relations between citizens and the state. What affective and moral work was

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Bringing the state back in

Corporate social responsibility and the paradoxes of Norwegian state capitalism in the international energy sector

Ståle Knudsen, Dinah Rajak, Siri Lange, and Isabelle Hugøy

Focusing on the practices and politics of corporate social responsibility (CSR), this theme section examines comparatively how transnational companies (TNCs), the state, and the world economic order are linked in complex ways in energy industries

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Between Resistance and the State

Caribbean Activism and the Invention of a National Memory of Slavery in France

Itay Lotem

Chirac’s 1995 declaration that “oui, la folie criminelle de l’occupant a été secondée par l’état français” 24 marked the state’s official acknowledgment, it followed a lengthy trajectory in which Jewish activists needed to devise an arsenal of ways to

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The Many Faces of the State

Living in Peace and Conflict in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

Nasir Uddin and Eva Gerharz

“Peace is perhaps implied by the peace accord, but there is not much peace in our lives. Who will bring peace to us? The state? In our lives we seldom find the Bangladeshi state to be sympathetic. Instead, we experience it in the form of military

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From the “state-idea” to “politically organized subjection”

Revisiting Abrams in times of crisis in Turkey and EU-Europe

Katharina Bodirsky

The claimed reality of the state … is the ideological device in terms of which the political institutionalisation of power is legitimated. It is of some importance to understand how that legitimation is achieved. But it is much more

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Nonrecording the “European refugee crisis” in Greece

Navigating through irregular bureaucracy

Katerina Rozakou

, year of birth, gender, nationality, and passport number. These are the essential personal data constituting a person’s existence in the state’s eyes. Only some people of Syrian origin hold their passports and hand them over to the coast guards, who

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Working against and with the State

From Sanctuary to Resettlement

Audrey Macklin

The state governs citizens; it rules noncitizens. Both are subject to state power, but not in the same way. For this and many other reasons, citizens encounter refugees (and refugee claimants) on a terrain of inequality. This inequality inevitably

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The State of Emergency at Home

House Arrests, House Searches, and Intimacies in France

Flora Hergon

Between November 2015 and October 2017, 4,469 house searches were conducted and 754 house arrests were ordered in France. 1 These measures were implemented in the context of the state of emergency declared after the terrorist attacks in Paris on

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Aaron Kappeler

capitalist development and modern state formation ( Roseberry 1985 ; Yarrington 1997 ), but they have an awkward relationship to capital and the state. In what follows, I explore the interactions of a group of coffee growers with the Venezuelan state as part