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The Challenge of Liminality for International Relations Theory

Malksoo, Maria (2011) The Challenge of Liminality for International Relations Theory. Review of International Studies, 38 (2). pp. 481-494. ISSN 0260-2105. (doi:10.1017/S0260210511000829) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article builds a concise case for seriousengagement with liminality in IR theory. There is substantial, yet unrecognised, potential for the application of liminality across a range of International Relations (IR) problems, from the study of the preeminent IR concepts – power, security, sovereignty – to the analysis of the agentstructure relationship, state formation, and recognition, war and political violence, structural transformation of the international system, extraordinary politics during the times of transition, and the constitution of political identities. Applied to IR theory, liminality introduces an emancipatory research agenda, revealing the radical promise of political anthropology for the study of International Relations.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S0260210511000829
Uncontrolled keywords: liminality, IR theory, political anthropology, war, structure
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Global Europe Centre
Depositing User: M. Malksoo
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2016 10:56 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57061 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Malksoo, Maria: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7110-2050
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