De-territorializing and Re-territorializing Lotus: Sovereignty and Systematicity as Dialectical Nation-Building in Early Republican Turkey

@article{zsu2009DeterritorializingAR,
  title={De-territorializing and Re-territorializing Lotus: Sovereignty and Systematicity as Dialectical Nation-Building in Early Republican Turkey},
  author={Umut {\"O}zsu},
  journal={Leiden Journal of International Law},
  year={2009},
  volume={22},
  pages={29 - 49}
}
  • Umut Özsu
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Leiden Journal of International Law
Abstract The chief aim of this article is to unearth, explicate, and contextualize the various techniques on which Mahmut Esat, Turkey's agent before the Permanent Court of International Justice in the Lotus case, drew in order to narrate a fresh understanding of Turkish ‘nationhood’ during a period of intense vulnerability for the newly established Republic. The argument advanced by Turkey in this case – that it need not demonstrate the existence of a specific jurisdictional exception in… Expand
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