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Spectacles and spectres : political trials, performativity and scenes of sovereignty

  title={Spectacles and spectres : political trials, performativity and scenes of sovereignty},
  author={Başak Ert{\"u}r},
Political trials are generally understood as extraordinary events in the life of liberal democracies, dramatically staging claims to and contests over political authority and legitimacy. Notably, political trials often attract commentary on their theatrics whereby the spectacle becomes a matter of uneasy scrutiny, despite the tacit crosscultural acknowledgment that the trial is an inherently theatrical form. This thesis is an attempt to conceptualise the political operations and effects of… 
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