The Anti-Nomadic Bias of Political Theory

  title={The Anti-Nomadic Bias of Political Theory},
  author={Erik Ringmar},
Political theory has always taken the life of nomads as its unacceptable other. According to the ancient Greeks, politics was only possible in a polis, a city-state. According to apologists for the early modern state, sovereignty protected us from the state of nature. According to the philosophers of the Enlightenment, nomadism was a backward condition which history would render obsolete. In this article, these moments of anti-nomadic prejudice are discussed and compared. 
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