Historicizing State Sovereignty: Inequality and the Form of Equivalence

  title={Historicizing State Sovereignty: Inequality and the Form of Equivalence},
  author={Radhika Viyas Mongia},
The overarching argument of this paper is not a new one; others have made it in various forms. The argument suggests, in Bernard Cohn's simple formulation, that m?tropole and colony should be treated in a unified field of analysis. ' Reconstituting the analytical frame in the manner Cohn suggests has a range of implications not only for the study of colonialism but also, and perhaps more importantly, for understanding current geopolitical conjunctures. The suggestion diverges from the… CONTINUE READING