The sovereign, territorial, nation state form has imposed itself globally. Nevertheless, as Carl Schmitt points out: «Statehood is not a universal concept, valid for all times and all peoples». In other words, state is not the only possible way to establish a relationship between space, humanity and power. This paper intends to historicise the current geopolitical paradigm and drafting a heresy of the public law doctrine: a State Without Territory, a diasporic political community reclaiming some of the traditional government functions. In order to rethink the state concept, a pattern that shapes and affects so strongly both external reality and our minds, a methodology is needed. The author proposes the Otherwise Method: a laboratory of legal-political imagination that uses a deconstructive and operative epistemological approach. This practice aspires to enlarge the sphere of possibilities by imagining how social constructs could be otherwise.

Clelia bartoli (2021). State Without Territory: a legal-political heresy. In K. Mathis, L. Langensand (a cura di), Dignity, Diversity, Anarchy (pp. 279-309). Wiesbaden : Franz Steiner Verlag.

State Without Territory: a legal-political heresy

Clelia bartoli
2021-01-01

Abstract

The sovereign, territorial, nation state form has imposed itself globally. Nevertheless, as Carl Schmitt points out: «Statehood is not a universal concept, valid for all times and all peoples». In other words, state is not the only possible way to establish a relationship between space, humanity and power. This paper intends to historicise the current geopolitical paradigm and drafting a heresy of the public law doctrine: a State Without Territory, a diasporic political community reclaiming some of the traditional government functions. In order to rethink the state concept, a pattern that shapes and affects so strongly both external reality and our minds, a methodology is needed. The author proposes the Otherwise Method: a laboratory of legal-political imagination that uses a deconstructive and operative epistemological approach. This practice aspires to enlarge the sphere of possibilities by imagining how social constructs could be otherwise.
Stato senza territorio: un'eresia giuridico-politica
2021
Settore IUS/20 - Filosofia Del Diritto
Clelia bartoli (2021). State Without Territory: a legal-political heresy. In K. Mathis, L. Langensand (a cura di), Dignity, Diversity, Anarchy (pp. 279-309). Wiesbaden : Franz Steiner Verlag.
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