1. Research Library

        In the Space of Theory: Postfoundational Geographies of the Nation-State

        Matthew Sparke

        University of Minnesota Press 2005

        ISBN 9780816631902

      1. This work analyzes the crisis of the contemporary nation-state in terms of pressures from unprecedented developments such as globalization. He considers the role of the nation-state in specific case studies from the post-1989 era such as the Iraq war(s), the WTO and protests over trade regulations, environmental issues and related treaties (i.e. Kyoto Protocols), the regulation of illegal immigration, etc. Taking the work of Bhaba, Laclau, Mouffe, Hardt & Negri under consideration, Sparke argues that the dominant trend of focusing on deterritorialization and the nation-state obscures or ignores certain trends to reterritorialization, which may be just as significant in considering global political crises today.