World of Warcraft™ and the State of Territory in International Relations

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dc.contributor.author Strandsbjerg, Jeppe en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-11T12:38:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-11T12:38:03Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Strandsbjerg , J 2011 , ' World of Warcraft™ and the State of Territory in International Relations ' Paper presented at , Montreal , Canada , 16/03/2011 - 19/03/2011 , en_US
dc.identifier.citation conference en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 32298574 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 685bc1b7-b950-470e-b850-1dc757a3dab9 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8290
dc.description.abstract According to conventional knowledge, the realist tradition in International Relations has maintained the world of International Politics in a perpetual state of ‘warcraft’ between sovereign territorial states. Since the early 1990s arguments associated with Historical Sociology have sought to counter such a timeless image of states and politics. Yet, while this has done much to historicise state institutions and the international system, one of the fundamental features of the modern state remains poorly understood: that of territory. This is because, I argue, that the concept of space remains absent from the historical analyses. Historical Sociology proper usually treat territory as an unproblematic transhistorical concept and Constructivist approaches tend to focus on how perceptions of space interrelate with historical developments of institutions. Both tend to leave space as unhistorically accepted, conceptually assumed and philosophically unexamined. The solution I propose in this paper is to expand what we do historical sociology about; that is a historical sociology of space formation which investigates how space historically has been established as real, and hereby, had a conditioning and transformative effect on the political role of territory. This is key to understand to spatial nature of the modern state and thus, also, the transformative possibilities within international relations en_US
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dc.title World of Warcraft™ and the State of Territory in International Relations en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Business and Politics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort DBP en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Business and Politics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort DBP en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2011 en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of Business and Politics en_US


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