The main theme of this special volume is the colonial state and its governmental practices. This chapter introduces and contextualizes the contributions by providing a brief induction to recent developments within the study of the colonial state. It then presents the contributions under three perspectives which represent separate yet interrelated themes relevant for the understanding of the colonial state: practices, violence, and agency. Hereby, we also accentuate the value of a non-state-centric approach to the analysis of the colonial state.
Ivarsson, S. and Rud, S. (2017), "Rethinking the Colonial State: Configurations of Power, Violence, and Agency", Rethinking the Colonial State (Political Power and Social Theory, Vol. 33), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0198-871920170000033001Download as .RIS
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