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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1993) 13 (1_and_2): 67–80.
Published: 01 August 1993
... for the Indian Army. Revised by Major B.U. Nicolay (Calcutta: Superintendent of Government Printing). © 1993: South Asia Bulletin 1993 South Asia Bulletzn, Vol XI11 Nos. 1 & 2 (1993). Soldiers, Sovereignty and Silences: Corkhas as Diplomatic Currency Mary Des Chene...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (3): 402–422.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., and appropriations, it would become a touchstone for early Indian liberals, radicals, and nationalists, as well as for imperialists concerned with the local devolution of sovereignty. Colonial definitions and redefinitions, however, obscure as much as they reveal about the multiple and shifting meanings...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (3): 385–401.
Published: 01 December 2018
... and sovereignty. It attempts to do this by drawing out a symbiotic relationship tying together the employment and nonemployment of physical violence, placing the sovereign right to punish and kill within the same analytical lens as the ensnaring promise of forgiveness. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 332–339.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in conjunction, as a way of codifying, formalizing, and legitimizing restrictions on sovereignty along immovable racial lines. The League of Nations replaced a nineteenth-century imperial discourse of civilization and race with a twentieth-century discourse of rights: the rights of minorities, the right...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (1): 44–65.
Published: 01 May 2016
... has been reassessing the local biopolitical potential unleashed by the 1919 act. In this article Legg revisits dyarchy at the national scale to show how this “All-India” revisioning of Indian sovereignty was actually negotiated in relation to its imperial and international outsides and the exigencies...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 118–134.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Karim Malak Abstract This article explores a seaborne genealogy of sovereignty and governmentality by drawing on the case of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Egypt. It argues that a particular form of totalizing sovereignty emerged through the Levant Crisis and its resolution in 1841 when...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 483–487.
Published: 01 December 2020
...John T. Sidel Abstract This article reflects on the treatment of sovereignty and stateness in South Asia provided by other authors in this special section of the issue in terms of their implications for the study of Southeast Asian history. The article identifies a number of commonalities between...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 454–467.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Eric Lewis Beverley Abstract Large zones of de facto political autonomy persist even as various state systems have endeavored to fix, rationalize, and secure external and internal borders. These spaces are products of long histories of uneven extension and exercise of state sovereignty...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 444–453.
Published: 01 December 2020
... communities. Unencumbered by accountability to Sufi lineages, Husain Tekri was—and remains—an ideal site for Jaora's nawabs to assert sovereignty. In the colonial period, the hybrid nature of Husain Tekri facilitated the development of a mutually beneficial exchange between members of Bombay's Khoja community...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 434–443.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and the negotiations that have gone on for almost as long. Dismantling these transitional structures will not be easy. This existing regime of “shared sovereignty”—to use a key phrase from the negotiations as a category of practice—is based on a form of informal partnership between state and nonstate armed entities...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 421–433.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., and ambiguous imperial regime of sovereignty. As a result, the nearly six hundred “princely states” or “Indian States” had a major influence over the course of India's constitutional development. The 1935 Act inaugurated the most decisive phase in late colonial India's political and constitutional development...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 407–420.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Eric Lewis Beverley Abstract Scholarship on modern South Asia, even in accounting for the fragility and capriciousness of colonial authority and exploring tensions between popular sovereignty and politics on the ground, tends to regard colonial or national states and institutions as the sole...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 468–473.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Lâle Can; Aimee M. Genell Abstract Were Ottoman autonomous provinces nation-states in the making or signs of a semicolonial and irredeemably weak empire? Or, were they evidence of alternative arrangements of imperial sovereignty? By taking a long view of Ottoman history and examining “exceptional...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 532–537.
Published: 01 August 2022
... radicals sought an African-grounded sovereignty, an alternate future now forgotten. jesse.w.shipley@dartmouth.edu Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 coup d’état Ghana neo-imperialism revolution sovereignty African politics Between 1979 and 1983 soldiers, workers...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 488–493.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Thomas Blom Hansen Abstract Most contemporary theorization and critique of sovereignty begins from the assumption of effective violence as the hard kernel of modern sovereignty. In this afterword, Hansen reflects on how the histories of provisional, overlapping, and divisible sovereignty in South...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 474–477.
Published: 01 December 2020
... consequently remained largely irrelevant to the modern conception of sovereignty in Africa. In this short commentary I will try to place Africanist scholarship in comparative perspective by elaborating on postcolonial sovereignties and the way in which these remain nested in both historical and contemporary...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 478–482.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Paolo Sartori Abstract The essays in this collection, “Rethinking Sovereignty,” draw on the historiography of postcolonial studies to cast new ways of apprehending the semantic ambiguity of the idiom of power. By anatomizing the language of sovereignty derived from colonialism and statist...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 625–630.
Published: 01 December 2014
... is predicated on the loss of political sovereignty of the subject population. Can an empire deprive a society and culture of its political sovereignty and independence and yet claim to be liberal? Mithi Mukherjee • The British Empire in India • Kitabkhana...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Marlene Schäfers; Esin Düzel Abstract How are resistance movements able to sustain political commitment and morale amid ongoing state violence? How do conflicts over sovereignty find articulation in contestations over affective belonging and moral values, thereby shaping intimate lives and gendered...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 407–419.
Published: 01 December 2019
... sovereignty. Dhows, once habituated to a world of layered sovereignty, have now been forced to contend with the boundaries of centralized sovereign states. Moreover, government and international law and policy such as economic liberalization in India have made the dhow trade more precarious, and pushed...
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