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The God Who Deconstructs Himself: Sovereignty and Subjectivity Between Freud, Bataille, and Derrida

Nick Mansfield


No topic has caused more discussion in recent philosophy and political theory than sovereignty. From late Foucault to Agamben, and from Guantanamo Bay to the “war on terror,” the issue of the extent and nature of the sovereign has given theoretical debates their currency and urgency. New thinking on sovereignty has always imagined the styles of human selfhood that each regime involves. Each denomination of sovereignty requires a specific mode of subjectivity to explain its meaning and facilitate its operation. The aim of this book is to help outline Jacques Derrida's thinking on sovereignty—a ... More

Keywords: sovereignty, Foucault, Agamben, Guantanamo Bay, war on terror, human selfhood, subjectivity, Jacques Derrida, Rogues, self-identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780823232413
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823232413.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nick Mansfield, author