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Sovereignty and Its OtherToward the Dejustification of Violence$
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Dimitris Vardoulakis

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823251353

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823251353.001.0001

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Preamble, or Power and Its Relations

Preamble, or Power and Its Relations

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(p.1) Preamble, or Power and Its Relations
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Sovereignty and Its Other
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Dimitris Vardoulakis

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823251353.003.0001

This chapter argues that sovereignty is distinct, but not separate, from democracy. It also argues that the defining feature of sovereignty is not the exception but rather the justification of violence. Finally, it outlines three ways in which sovereignty justifies violence with reference to how refugees are perceived by sovereign states.

Keywords:   Democracy, Refugees, Exceptionality

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