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States and Pre-State Actors: The Nomadic Challenge to Westphalian Territoriality

  title={States and Pre-State Actors: The Nomadic Challenge to Westphalian Territoriality},
  author={Joseph MacKay and Gustavo de Carvalho and Kristin Cavoukian and Ross N. Cuthbert and Jamie Levin},
The collapse of walls and borders after the Cold War has been coupled with a proliferation of transborder non-state actors. However, many non-state actors predate the state system itself. Surveying the phenomenon of traditional nomadism, this paper seeks to extend a critical dialogue about territoriality and borders in IR. Nomadism appears to present unique challenges to sovereignty. It destabilizes the state’s ability to maintain a territorially fixed population under law, undermining the… 
OzNomads: a case study examining the challenges of COVID-19 for a community of lifestyle travellers
ABSTRACT OzNomads are lifestyle travellers who practice extreme mobilities and are independent of specific geographic locations. The COVID-19 pandemic, and subsequent measures imposed by federal and


State Identities and the Homogenisation of Peoples
Why are forced displacement, ethnic cleansing and genocide an enduring feature of state systems? In this book, Heather Rae locates these practices of 'pathological homogenisation' in the processes of
Institutional selection in international relations: state anarchy as order
By the end of the medieval era, three new competing institutions attempted to capture gains from trade and reduce feudal particularism: sovereign territorial states, cityleagues, and city-states. By
Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry and Its Ramifications for International Security
  • P. Singer
  • Political Science
    International Security
  • 2002
trying to prevent the imminent capture of its capital, a regional power planning for war, a ragtag militia looking to reverse its battleaeld losses, a peacekeeping force seeking deployment support, a
Territoriality and beyond: problematizing modernity in international relations
The concept of territoriality has been studied surprisingly little by students of international politics. Yet, territoriality most distinctively defines modernity in international politics, and
What Makes the World Hang Together? Neo-utilitarianism and the Social Constructivist Challenge
  • J. Ruggie
  • Sociology
    International Organization
  • 1998
Social constructivism in international relations has come into its own during the past decade, not only as a metatheoretical critique of currently dominant neo-utilitarian approaches (neo-realism and
International organization: a state of the art on an art of the state
International organization as a field of study is where the action is. The analytical shifts leading up to the current preoccupation with international regimes have been both progressive and
Bringing the State Back In: War Making and State Making as Organized Crime
Warning If protection rackets represent organized crime at its smoothest, then war making and state making – quintessential protection rackets with the advantage of legitimacy – qualify as our
International organizations and institutions
and institutions (IIs) have become an increasingly common phenomenon of international life. The proliferation of IOs, the growth in treaty arrangements among states, and the deepening of regional
How Can a `Nomad' be a `Refugee'?
Ethnic categories in Kosovo as well as in Italy have been shaped and reshaped according to public politics and local power relations. Focusing on the treatment of the Roma minority, this article