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Onus Orbis Terrarum: About a Possible Shift in the Definition of Sovereignty

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Bruno Latour
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Abstract

Starting with an insight from Peter Sloterdijk about the enduring notion of Empire in the European idea of sovereignty, this article explores a problem common to the discipline of International Relations, and more generally, geopolitics as well as social theory: the very origin of the notion of an entity endowed with some sort of autonomy over a territory. It is argued that the notion of a bounded entity triggers many artifacts that explains, in part, the failure and denial of world politics, especially over the question of climate change.

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hal-03571086 , version 1 (13-02-2022)

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Bruno Latour. Onus Orbis Terrarum: About a Possible Shift in the Definition of Sovereignty. Millennium, 2016, 44 (3), pp.305-320. ⟨10.1177/0305829816640608⟩. ⟨hal-03571086⟩
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