Democratic societies

liberalism biopolitics and sovereignty

Mitchell Dean

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Table of Contents Preface Introduction: States of Imagination / Thomas Blom Hansen and Finn Stepputat I. State and Governance “Democratic Societies”: Liberalism, Biopolitics, and Sovereignty / Mitchell Dean Governing Population: The Integrated Child Development Services Program in India / Akhil Gupta The Battlefield and the Prize: ANC’s Bid to Reform the South African State / Steffen Jensen Imagining the State as a Space: Territoriality and the Formation of the State in Ecuador / Sarah A. Radcliffe II. State and Justice The South African Truth and Reconcilliation Commission: A Technique of Nation-State Formation / Lars Buur Recontructing National Identity and Renegotiating Memory: The Work of the TRC / Aletta J. Norval Rethinking Citizenship: Reforming the Law in Postwar Guatemala / Rachel Sieder Governance and State Mythologies in Mumbai / Thomas Blom Hansen III. State and Community Before History and Prior to Politics: Time, Space, and Territory in the Modern Peruvian Nation-State / David Nugent Urbanizing the Countryside: Armed Conflict, State Formation, and the Politics of Place in Contemporary Guatemala / Finn Stepputat In the Name of the State? Schools and Teachers in an Andean Province / Fiona Wilson The Captive State: Corruption, Intelligence Agencies, and Ethnicity in Pakistan / Oskar Verkaaik Public Secrets, Conscious Amnesia, and the Celebration of Autonomy for Ladakh / Martijn van Beek
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStates of imagination
Subtitle of host publicationethnographic explorations of the postcolonial state
Place of PublicationDurham, NC
PublisherDuke University Press
Pages41-64
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780822327981
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Keywords

  • political anthropology
  • postcolonialism

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Dean, M. (2001). Democratic societies: liberalism biopolitics and sovereignty. In States of imagination: ethnographic explorations of the postcolonial state (pp. 41-64). Durham, NC: Duke University Press.