Reimagining the State:Theoretical Challenges and Transformative Possibilities

The work of reimaginingWhat is it to be a state?What states offer progressive politics?AcknowledgementsReferencesI The politics of reimaginationThe political work of reimaginationIntroductionProposition 1: Imagining states beyond nationsProposition 2: Imagining the multi-ness of statesProposition 3: Imagining a 'feeling' stateProposition 4: Imagining states as public thingsReimagination as political labourReferencesReimagining the state: Marxism, feminism, postcolonialismRegulating the form of the household and social reproductionThe political, legal and performative form of the stateEngaging the state: solidarityAcknowledgementsReferencesState as pharmakonWords that woundSpeech, agency, politicsThe right to provokeSpeaking truth to power?AcknowledgementsReferencesII Performing re-readingsWhy Africa’s ‘weak states’ matter: A postcolonial critique of Euro-Western discourse on African statehood and sovereigntyOn 'African statehood'Human security and R2P: Debating sovereigntyA note on colonial representations of 'African statehood'Why Africa's weak states matter: A postcolonial debateReferencesThe ethical state?IntroductionState power: Gramsci, Poulantzas and FoucaultFeminist state theoryThe postcolonial state and the question of sovereigntyJudith Butler's perspective on state (criticism)Jewish criticism of ZionismLimits of the ethicalUtopias of peaceful coexistenceConclusionReferencesChristian IsraelChristian JudeophobiaEuropean Christian empire buildingProtestant pre-millennialismOrienting towards ChristendomConclusionAcknowledgementsReferencesUsing the master’s tools: Rights and radical politicsThe story of origins and the possibility of reimagining the stateCharles Mills: Rawls, Rousseau and the subversion of contractPréfiguration and the rejection of the master's toolsContract and free agreementPréfiguration, free agreement and rightsConclusion: Reimagining the stateAcknowledgementsReferencesIII Prefigurative practicesAnticipatory representation: Thinking art and museums as platforms of resourceful statecraftThe political context of the current Palestinian cultural mobilisationThe impossible institution: Designing a Palestinian national museumKhalil Rabah's Palestinian Museum of NaturalHistory and HumankindContemporary Art Museum Palestine (CAMP)The Palestinian biennialsConclusionsReferencesConceptual prefiguration and municipal radicalism: Reimagining what it could mean to be a stateRetrieving the state: But on what terms?State pluralismState conceptualising from the municipal leftBritish municipal radicalismEmbedded in everyday lifeState activismState careThe value of reimagining the stateConclusionAcknowledgementsReferencesRegulating with social justice in mind: An experiment in reimagining the stateUnderstandings of regulationContesting regulation: Expertise, experience, deliberation and creativityProblems of deliberationQuestions of creativity'Life chances': Co-producing sociological fictionWho decides what's in my fridge?Isolation and loneliness in older peoplePolitical reimaginings of regulationAcknowledgementsReferencesIV Reimagining otherwiseHarmful thoughts: Reimagining the coercive state?Turbulent states: Old problems and new possibilitiesCan existing powers and agencies be reimagined?What do we imagine coercion might be used for?Can popular control be exercised over state apparatuses and agents?And finally?AcknowledgementsReferencesBorder abolition and how to achieve itAbolitionOpen borders, no borders and border abolitionAn internationalist border abolition programmeChallenges and risksConclusionAcknowledgementsReferencesRefusal first, then reimagination: Presenting the Burn in Flames Post-Patriarchal Archive in CirculationConcluding reflectionsThinking differentlyTime, space and the politics of representationProblematising politicsLiving with ambivalenceReferences
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